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Cacheuta Mine, Cerro de Cacheuta, Sierra de Cacheuta, Cacheuta, Luján de Cuyo department, Mendoza Province, Argentinai
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Cacheuta MineMine
Cerro de CacheutaMountain
Sierra de CacheutaSierra
Cacheuta- not defined -
Luján de Cuyo departmentDepartment
Mendoza ProvinceProvince
ArgentinaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 1' 18'' South , 69° 7' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mendoza876,884 (2016)31.6km


In the 1860s, the selenium mineralization was discovered in calcitic veinlets in porphyry forming a fine-grained mixture of clausthalite, naumannite, klockmannite, umangite, berzelianite, eucairite, tyrrellite and eskebonite.

Located at an altitude of about 1580 m above sea level.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Achávalite (TL)
Formula: (Fe,Cu)Se
Type Locality:
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]; Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Chalcomenite
Formula: CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Cobaltomenite
Formula: CoSeO3 · 2H2O
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Eucairite
Formula: AgCuSe
Reference: Dana 6:53.
Klockmannite
Formula: CuSe
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Krut'aite
Formula: CuSe2
Reference: Bindi, L., Förster, H.-J., Grundmann, G., Keutsch, F.N. and Stanley, C.J. (2016): Petříčekite, CuSe2, a new member of the marcasite group from the Předbořice Deposit, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic. Minerals 6(2), 33.
Molybdomenite (TL)
Formula: PbSeO3
Type Locality:
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 640; Bertrand (1882) Bull. Soc. fr. Min. 5, 90-92.; Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Olsacherite
Formula: Pb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]; Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Petříčekite
Formula: CuSe2
Reference: Bindi, L., Förster, H.-J., Grundmann, G., Keutsch, F.N. and Stanley, C.J. (2016): Petříčekite, CuSe2, a new member of the marcasite group from the Předbořice Deposit, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic. Minerals 6(2), 33.
Umangite
Formula: Cu3Se2
Reference: Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Achávalite (TL)2.CC.05(Fe,Cu)Se
Berzelianite2.BA.20Cu2Se
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Eucairite2.BA.50AgCuSe
Klockmannite2.CA.05bCuSe
Krut'aite2.EB.05aCuSe2
Naumannite2.BA.55Ag2Se
Umangite2.BA.25Cu3Se2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chalcomenite4.JH.05CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Cobaltomenite4.JH.10CoSeO3 · 2H2O
Molybdomenite (TL)4.JF.05PbSeO3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Olsacherite7.AD.35Pb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Petříčekite-CuSe2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Berzelianite2.4.10.1Cu2Se
Eucairite2.4.6.2AgCuSe
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Umangite2.5.1.1Cu3Se2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Klockmannite2.8.12.2CuSe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Krut'aite2.12.1.8CuSe2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates
Olsacherite32.1.3.1Pb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A(XO3)
Molybdomenite (TL)34.1.1.1PbSeO3
A(XO3)·xH2O
Chalcomenite34.2.2.1CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Cobaltomenite34.2.3.2CoSeO3 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Achávalite (TL)-(Fe,Cu)Se
Petříčekite-CuSe2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
H CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O MolybdomenitePbSeO3
O OlsacheritePb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
O CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S OlsacheritePb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
FeIron
Fe Achávalite(Fe,Cu)Se
CoCobalt
Co CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu EucairiteAgCuSe
Cu KlockmanniteCuSe
Cu UmangiteCu3Se2
Cu BerzelianiteCu2Se
Cu ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
Cu PetříčekiteCuSe2
Cu Krut'aiteCuSe2
SeSelenium
Se Achávalite(Fe,Cu)Se
Se MolybdomenitePbSeO3
Se OlsacheritePb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
Se EucairiteAgCuSe
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se KlockmanniteCuSe
Se UmangiteCu3Se2
Se BerzelianiteCu2Se
Se ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
Se CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
Se PetříčekiteCuSe2
Se Krut'aiteCuSe2
AgSilver
Ag EucairiteAgCuSe
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
PbLead
Pb MolybdomenitePbSeO3
Pb OlsacheritePb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb ClausthalitePbSe

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 53.
Bindi, L., Förster, H.-J., Grundmann, G., Keutsch, F.N. and Stanley, C.J. (2016): Petříčekite, CuSe2, a new member of the marcasite group from the Předbořice Deposit, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic. Minerals 6(2), 33.

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