|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 58' South , 66° 5' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.96667,-66.08333|
|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.
39 valid minerals.
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.