Chuquiaguillo River, La Paz City, Murillo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||16° 39' 27'' South , 68° 7' 21'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-16.65750,-68.12250|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwc : Cold subtropical highland climate or subpolar oceanic climate with dry winters|
Gold placers in the river running through middle of city of La Paz. A 7Kg(!) nugget was found here in Spanish colonial times, and periodic "rushes" have happened since then, including in early 2003. Since the river is now largely untreated sewage water, panning is not recommended for tourists! The origin of the gold probably lies in the granitic rocks of Mt Huayna Potosi (qv).
2 valid minerals.
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|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.