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Chicote Grande Mine, Chicote Grande, Inquisivi Province, La Paz, Bolivia?
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Chicote Grande MineMine
Chicote Grande- not defined -
Inquisivi ProvinceProvince
La PazDepartment
BoliviaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 19' 23'' South , 66° 51' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.32333,-66.85361
GeoHash:G#: 6sbmqwqsm
Locality type:Mine
Age:26.1 Ma
Geologic Time:Oligocene
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.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: Kempff, O., Paar, W.H., Tawackoli, S.: "Minerales de Bolivia", 115pp (La Paz, 2009)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. & Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. & Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. & Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. & Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Ahlfeld, F. (1945). The Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 40(6), 394-407.; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.
'Shale'
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1945). The Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 40(6), 394-407.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. & Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. & Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Tungstite
Formula: WO3 · H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 32: 468.; Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1988) 83:62-68; Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1945). The Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 40(6), 394-407.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Jamesonite'2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Ferberite'4.DB.30FeWO4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Tungstite4.FJ.10WO3 · H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Scorodite'8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Shale-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
AX3
Tungstite4.5.2.1WO3 · H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Shale'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TungstiteWO3 · H2O
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O FerberiteFeWO4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TungstiteWO3 · H2O
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
WTungsten
W FerberiteFeWO4
W TungstiteWO3 · H2O
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

Regional Geology

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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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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Ahlfeld, F. (1945). The Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 40(6), 394-407.
-- 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- 1069.
- Mineralogical Record- 32- 468.
Thorn, P. G. (1988). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at the Chicote tungsten deposit, Bolivia. Economic Geology, 83(1), 62-68.
- Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998)- International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O-


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