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La Pita Mine, La Pita, Maripí Municipality, Vasquez-Yacopí mining district, Boyacá Department, Colombiai
Regional Level Types
La Pita MineMine
La Pita- not defined -
Maripí MunicipalityMunicipality
Vasquez-Yacopí mining districtMining District
Boyacá DepartmentDepartment
ColombiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
5° 35' 2'' North , 74° 9' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Quípama3,571 (2018)7.5km
Muzo7,977 (2018)7.8km
Otanche3,589 (2018)8.5km
La Victoria314 (2016)10.6km
San Pablo de Borbur1,519 (2018)12.4km


Emerald mine

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
North Andes plateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Trapiche emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Emerald-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Trapiche emerald-Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals for each chemical element

BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Trapiche emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Trapiche emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Trapiche emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Trapiche emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3191021
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 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]

Albian - Valanginian
100.5 - 139.8 Ma



ID: 2692276
Early Cretaceous sedimentary rocks

Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 139.8 Ma)

Description: Shale with gypsum, chert, limestone, and sandstone

Reference: Gómez Tapias, J. and M.F. Almanza Meléndez. Mapa Geológico de Colombia. Servicio Geológico Colombiano. [125]

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