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Chorolque Mine, Cerro Chorolque, Atocha-Quechisla District, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 58' South , 66° 5' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.96667,-66.08333
GeoHash:G#: 6s308pps6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


With W-Sn-Au ore being mined all the way to the peak at 5,600 meters above sea level, Chorolque is one of the highest metal mines in the world. Part of the deposit is in Nor Chichas province. Well-known among Bolivia collectors for its unique specimens of cassiterite casts after crystals of apatite and bismuthinite.


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39 valid minerals.

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]

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References

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- 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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