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El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

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View of the greatest krut’aite trove in the World, documented on August 28th 1988.

El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
Chalcomenite mineralization, underground, El Dragón mine, documented on August 28th 1988.

El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
View of the greatest krut’aite trove in the World, documented on August 28th 1988.

El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
Chalcomenite mineralization, underground, El Dragón mine, documented on August 28th 1988.

El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
View of the greatest krut’aite trove in the World, documented on August 28th 1988.

El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
Chalcomenite mineralization, underground, El Dragón mine, documented on August 28th 1988.

El Dragón mine, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 49' 14'' South , 65° 55' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -19.82083,-65.91667
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Small hydrothermal veins (to 4 cm thick) cutting Paleozoic sedimentary rocks. Selenides dominate over sulfides. Total production of ore was only a few hundred kilograms.
Known for a larger number of rare secondary selenium oxysalts.


Mineral List


52 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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: 1380132
Quaternary sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

Grundmann, G., Lehrberger, G., and Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1990) The El Dragon mine, Potosi, Bolivia. Mineralogical Record, 21, 133-150.

Werner, H.P., Coopper, M.K., Moelo, Y., Stanley, C. J., Putz, H., and Topa, D. (2012) Eldragonite, Cu6BiSe4(Se-2), A new mineral species from the El Dragon Mine, Potosi, Bolivia, and its crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist: 50, 282-294.

Förster, H.-J., Bindi, L., and Stanley, C.J. (2016) Grundmannite, CuBiSe2, the Se-analogue of emplectite, a new mineral from the El Dragon mine, Potosi, Bolivia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 467-477.

Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Nash, B.P., Thorne, B., and Favreau, G. (2016) Alfredopetrovite, a new selenite mineral from the El Dragón mine, Bolivia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 479-484.

Förster, H.-J-, Bindi, L., Grundmann, G., and Stanley, C. J. (2016) Quijarroite, Cu6HgPb2Bi4Se12, a New Selenide from the El Dragόn Mine, Bolivia. Minerals: 6(4), 123; doi:10.3390/min6040123

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