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Laguna de Urao, Lagunillas, Mérida, Venezuelai
Regional Level Types
Laguna de Urao- not defined -
Lagunillas- not defined -
MéridaState
VenezuelaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 8° 30' 19'' North , 71° 23' 48'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 8.50528,-71.39681
GeoHash:G#: d3t0rk66v
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ejido106,915 (2012)17.7km
Mérida300,000 (2016)28.1km
Mucumpiz215,259 (2018)30.6km
El Vigía59,092 (2018)31.0km


Co-ordinates are general for the lake near the town.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
North Andes plateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Gaylussite (TL)
Formula: Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
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: 235.
Trona
Formula: Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Description: As a lacustrine bottom deposit.
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: 139.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Gaylussite (TL)5.CB.35Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Trona5.CB.15Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Trona13.1.4.1Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p > 1:1
Gaylussite (TL)15.2.2.1Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
H TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
C TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
O TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Na TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O

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: 3191172
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]

Permian - Carboniferous
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2670665
Sabaneta Formation

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sabaneta Formation

Lithology: Sandstone and siltstone

Reference: Garrity, C.P., P.C. Hackley, F. Urbani. Digital Geologic Map and GIS Database of Venezuela. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 199. [114]

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

References

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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: 235.
d'Omalius d'Halloy, Jean-Baptiste Julien (1838) Introduction a la geologie: 1: Des elements d'histoire naturelle inorganique contenant des notions d'astronomie, de meteorologie et de mineralogie (in French).
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: 139.


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