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Cerro de Potosí (Cerro Rico), Potosí City, Potosí, Boliviai
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Potosí CityCity
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Veins of silver ore, Morena B mine, Cerro Rico

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
Ore carts above at Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
John Magnasco in front of Cerro Rico

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
Veins of silver ore, Morena B mine, Cerro Rico

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
Ore carts above at Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
John Magnasco in front of Cerro Rico

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
Veins of silver ore, Morena B mine, Cerro Rico

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
Ore carts above at Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia

Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí, Bolivia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° 37' 5'' South , 65° 44' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Potosí141,251 (2017)3.9km
Betanzos4,847 (2013)31.8km


Probably the world's single most well-known mining district. A mountain of highly altered, silicified, pyritized or chloritized volcanic rock, mined for silver for almost 500 years and, in the 20th century, also for Sn, W, Pb, Zn, Cu... Dumps and underground workings are a common tourist destination and still accessible to collectors. Still an important producer of Zn, Sn and Ag. Elevation of peak approx 4,748 meters.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

71 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
'Apatite'
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Argentojarosite
Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld (1967) Mineralogía Boliviana (Enciclopedia Boliviana, Los Amigos del Libro)
Argyrodite ?
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Description: (Reported, but might be a mistake for another locality in Potosi Department.)
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
'Beegerite' ?
Formula: Pb6Bi2S9
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Berndtite (TL)
Formula: SnS2
Type Locality:
Reference: Moh, G.H. and Berndt, F. (1965) American Mineralogist, 50, 2107.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin ?
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Colusite
Formula: Cu13VAs3S16
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H., Steele, G.B., Thompson, J.F.H., and Lang, J.R. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 539-546.
Doyleite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Chris Stefano specimen
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Reference: Kempff, O., Paar, W.H., Tawackoli, S.: "Minerales de Bolivia", 115pp (La Paz, 2009)
Faustite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Fizélyite
Formula: Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Reference: Kempff, O., Paar, W.H., Tawackoli, S.: "Minerales de Bolivia", 115pp (La Paz, 2009)
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]; Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Agustin Arando specimens
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Herzenbergite
Formula: SnS
Reference: Kempff, O., Paar, W.H., Tawackoli, S.: "Minerales de Bolivia", 115pp (La Paz, 2009)
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Lazulite ?
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Description: Found in the 1940s by Federico Ahlfeld as pseudomorphs after feldspar phenocrysts in a highly altered volcanic rock. (Lazulite ID needs confirmation.)
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld specimens
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H., Steele, G.B., Thompson, J.F.H., and Lang, J.R. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 539-546.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H., Steele, G.B., Thompson, J.F.H., and Lang, J.R. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 539-546.
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Ottemannite (TL)
Formula: Sn2S3
Type Locality:
Reference: Moh, G.H. and Berndt, F. (1965) American Mineralogist, 50, 2107.
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: Kempff, O., Paar, W.H., Tawackoli, S.: "Minerales de Bolivia", 115pp (La Paz, 2009)
Phosphophyllite
Formula: Zn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Pirquitasite
Formula: Ag2ZnSnS4
Reference: Kempff, O., Paar, W.H., Tawackoli, S.: "Minerales de Bolivia", 115pp (La Paz, 2009)
Proustite ?
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H., Steele, G.B., Thompson, J.F.H., and Lang, J.R. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 539-546.
Pyrostilpnite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Agustin Arando specimens
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 605; Mineralogical Record: 32: 465.; Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Siderotil
Formula: FeSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]; Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Svanbergite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H., Steele, G.B., Thompson, J.F.H., and Lang, J.R. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 539-546.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Topaz ?
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Davy, W.M. (1920) Economic Geology, 15, 463-496.
'Tourmaline' ?
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
'Turgite'
Reference: MinRec 30:21
Valentinite
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Varlamoffite
Formula: (Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Description: First described from here as "souxite" by Dr. Roberto Herzenberg one year before a better description of Congo material was published under the currently accepted name varlamoffite.
Reference: Am. Min. 32, 372 (1947)
Voltaite
Formula: K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 605; Mineralogical Record: 32: 465.; Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: [MinRec 32:465]
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Lindgren, W. and Creveling, J.G. (1928) The ores of Potosi, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 23, #3, 233-262.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Argyrodite ?2.BA.70Ag8GeS6
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Berndtite (TL)2.EA.20SnS2
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Colusite2.CB.30Cu13VAs3S16
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Diaphorite2.JB.05Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Famatinite2.KA.10Cu3SbS4
Fizélyite2.JB.40aAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Franckeite2.HF.25bFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Herzenbergite2.CD.05SnS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Ottemannite (TL)2.DB.10Sn2S3
Owyheeite2.HC.35Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Pirquitasite2.CB.15aAg2ZnSnS4
Proustite ?2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrostilpnite2.GA.10Ag3SbS3
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
var: Wood Tin ?4.DB.05SnO2
Doyleite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Valentinite4.CB.55Sb2O3
Varlamoffite4.DB.05(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Argentojarosite7.BC.10AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Goslarite7.CB.40ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Sideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Siderotil7.CB.20FeSO4 · 5H2O
Voltaite7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Faustite8.DD.15(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Lazulite ?8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Phosphophyllite8.CA.40Zn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Svanbergite8.BL.05SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Topaz ?9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Apatite'-
'Beegerite' ?-Pb6Bi2S9
'Tourmaline' ?-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Turgite'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Argyrodite ?2.5.6.1Ag8GeS6
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Herzenbergite2.8.24. SnS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Pirquitasite2.9.2.7Ag2ZnSnS4
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Ottemannite (TL)2.11.9.1Sn2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Berndtite (TL)2.12.14.5SnS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Colusite3.1.1.1Cu13VAs3S16
Franckeite3.1.4.2Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
ø = 4
Famatinite3.2.2.2Cu3SbS4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Fizélyite3.4.15.8Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Proustite ?3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Pyrostilpnite3.4.2.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Diaphorite3.5.4.1Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Owyheeite3.5.10.1Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Valentinite4.3.11.1Sb2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Varlamoffite4.4.2.1(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Doyleite6.3.4.1Al(OH)3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Goslarite29.6.11.2ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Siderotil29.6.7.2FeSO4 · 5H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Miscellaneous
Voltaite29.9.1.1K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Argentojarosite30.2.5.5AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Phosphophyllite40.2.7.1Zn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite ?41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Faustite42.9.3.3(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Svanbergite43.4.1.6SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz ?52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Apatite'-
'Beegerite' ?-Pb6Bi2S9
Cassiterite
var: Wood Tin ?
-SnO2
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Milky Quartz-SiO2
'Tourmaline' ?-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Turgite'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhosphophylliteZn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
H SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
H VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
H Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H DoyleiteAl(OH)3
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O PhosphophylliteZn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O ValentiniteSb2O3
O VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
O Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O DoyleiteAl(OH)3
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O RutileTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al DoyleiteAl(OH)3
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
PPhosphorus
P PhosphophylliteZn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
SSulfur
S BerndtiteSnS2
S OttemanniteSn2S3
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
S FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
S SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S GreenockiteCdS
S ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S FamatiniteCu3SbS4
S PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
S OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
S FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
S HerzenbergiteSnS
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
S ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S BeegeritePb6Bi2S9
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe PhosphophylliteZn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Fe SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
ZnZinc
Zn PhosphophylliteZn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Zn GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Zn PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
GeGermanium
Ge ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
AsArsenic
As ArsenicAs
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
SrStrontium
Sr SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Ag PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
Ag OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Ag FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Ag ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SnTin
Sn BerndtiteSnS2
Sn OttemanniteSn2S3
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Sn Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Sn PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
Sn HerzenbergiteSnS
Sn Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
SbAntimony
Sb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Sb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
Sb FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Sb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Sb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Pb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Pb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Pb BeegeritePb6Bi2S9
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2
Bi BeegeritePb6Bi2S9

Regional Geology

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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3192909
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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References

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Sillitoe, R.H., Steele, G.B., Thompson, J.F.H., and Lang, J.R. (1998): Advanced argillic lithocaps in the Bolivian tin-silver belt. Mineralium Deposita 33, 539-546.
Wilson, W.E., and Petrov, A. (1999): Famous mineral localities: Cerro Rico de Potosi (Bolivia). Mineralogical Record 30(1), 9-36.
Der Anschnitt 64 (2012) 93-108.
Jordang, U. (2015): Cerro Rico-Potosi, Bolivia. Litiofilen. 32 (4): 7-11

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