Chicote Grande Mine, Chicote Grande, Inquisivi Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 19' 23'' South , 66° 51' 12'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-17.32333,-66.85361|
|Dating method:||K/Ar of sericite|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A tungsten mine working high-temperature wolframite-arsenopyrite-quartz veins in hornfels country rock. Famous for its specimens of quartz Japan-law twins associated with twinned ferberite.
19 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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443.8 - 485.4 Ma
|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.