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Viloco Mine (Araca Mine), Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 16° 52' South , 67° 38' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -16.86667,-67.63333
GeoHash:G#: 6mpbhcwbt
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


Peribatholithic cassiterite veins. Still actively mined. "Viloco" and "Araca" ar more-or-less interchangeable names for this locality. This is the only tin mine in Bolivia that occasionally produces transparent cassiterite of facettable quality.



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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.
Petrov, A. et al (2001) A Guide to Mineral Localities in Bolivia, Mineralogical Record 32(6) 457-482.
Artiaga, D., Torres, B., Torró, L., Tauler, E., Melgarejo, J. C., & Arce, O. R. (2013) The Viloco Sn-W-Mo-As deposits, Bolivia: geology and mineralogy. pp 1239-1242 12th SGA Meeting Vol 3

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