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Santa Cruz Mine, Poopó town, Poopó Province, Oruro, Boliviai
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Santa Cruz MineMine
Poopó townTown
Poopó ProvinceProvince
OruroDepartment
BoliviaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
18° 22' 60'' South , 66° 58' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Poopó1,720 (2013)0.3km
Totoral1,645 (2013)15.9km
Huanuni15,492 (2013)17.3km
Machacamarca2,044 (2013)24.1km
Llallagua28,069 (2013)40.6km


Tin-lead-silver ore veins, sporadically still worked.

Specimens from here are often sold by species dealers labelled "potosiite" or "incaite", allegedly present as invisible inclusions in cylindrite crystals. Caveat emptor!!

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate
Andean tin province, South America

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. and Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. Boletín No. 5 (especial), Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz.
Cylindrite (TL)
Formula: Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Type Locality:
Reference: [MinRec 32:479]
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Reference: [MinRec 32:479]
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
'Incaite'
Formula: (Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
Jarosite ?
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:479]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Rhodostannite
Formula: Cu2FeSn3S8
Description: On free-standing cylindrite crystals.
Reference: Frank Keutsch analysis, August 2009.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Alfredo Petrov, field observations.
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Reference: [MinRec 32:479]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cylindrite (TL)2.HF.25aPb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Franckeite2.HF.25bFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Galena2.CD.10PbS
'Incaite'2.HF.25b(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Kermesite2.FD.05Sb2S2O
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rhodostannite2.DA.10Cu2FeSn3S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Zinkenite2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Jarosite ?7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Rhodostannite2.10.3.1Cu2FeSn3S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Oxysulfides
Kermesite2.13.1.1Sb2S2O
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Cylindrite (TL)3.1.4.1Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Franckeite3.1.4.2Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
'Incaite'3.1.4.3(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
1 < ø < 2
Zinkenite3.8.1.1Pb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite ?30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O KermesiteSb2S2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
S FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
S KermesiteSb2S2O
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
S Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
S SphaleriteZnS
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S PyriteFeS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S GalenaPbS
S RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
FeIron
Fe CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Fe FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Fe Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
AgSilver
Ag Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
SnTin
Sn CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Sn FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sn Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
SbAntimony
Sb CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Sb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sb KermesiteSb2S2O
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Sb Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
PbLead
Pb CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Pb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Pb Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3186155
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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

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