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Poopó town, Poopó Province, Oruro, Boliviai
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Poopó1,720 (2013)


Several Sn-Ag-Pb-Zn-Sb mines operating on one hydrothermal vein set in Paleozoic sediments.

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South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate

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

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Detailed Mineral List:

Argyrodite
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Description: Allegedly present in ore concentrates.
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Cylindrite (TL)
Formula: Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Reference: [MinRec 32:479]
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
'Incaite'
Formula: (Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Jarosite ?
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Metastibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: (Alfredo Petrov collection)
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Description: Recent Lake Poopó sediments.
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. p. 93 (Santa Cruz)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rhodostannite
Formula: Cu2FeSn3S8
Description: On free-standing cylindrite crystals.
Reference: Frank Keutsch analysis, August 2009.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Teallite
Formula: PbSnS2
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: [MinRec 32:477]
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Argyrodite2.BA.70Ag8GeS6
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
Metastibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rhodostannite2.DA.10Cu2FeSn3S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Teallite2.CD.05PbSnS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Zinkenite2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Jarosite ?7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Argyrodite2.5.6.1Ag8GeS6
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 = 1:1
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
Teallite2.9.10.1PbSnS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Rhodostannite2.10.3.1Cu2FeSn3S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Metastibnite2.11.3.1Sb2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
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
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
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 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite ?30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O KermesiteSb2S2O
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O CassiteriteSnO2
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MgMagnesium
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
S KermesiteSb2S2O
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
S Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S TeallitePbSnS2
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S MetastibniteSb2S3
S ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
S StibniteSb2S3
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
FeIron
Fe CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Fe Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
ZnZinc
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
GeGermanium
Ge ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
AgSilver
Ag Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Ag SilverAg
Ag ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SnTin
Sn CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Sn FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sn Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn TeallitePbSnS2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Sn RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
SbAntimony
Sb CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sb KermesiteSb2S2O
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Sb Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Sb MetastibniteSb2S3
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Pb Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Pb TeallitePbSnS2
Pb GalenaPbS

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