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Barahona Province, Dominican Republici
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Junction road 44 and way to the Larimar mine

Sierra de Baoruco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
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River between the coast and the Larimar mine

Sierra de Baoruco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
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Junction road 44 and way to the Larimar mine

Sierra de Baoruco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
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River between the coast and the Larimar mine

Sierra de Baoruco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
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Junction road 44 and way to the Larimar mine

Sierra de Baoruco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Santa Cruz de Barahona77,160 (2016)
Cabral12,303 (2016)
Vicente Noble11,060 (2016)
Paraíso6,490 (2016)
Enriquillo5,423 (2016)
Las Salinas4,513 (2016)


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18 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

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Localities:
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Anthony Kampf analysis of Rock Currier specimen.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Robert Woodruff and Emmanuel Fritsch (1989) Blue pectolite from the Dominican Republic. Gems & Gemology, winter 1989, 216-225.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Cosme R. Pérez-Puig collection
'Charcoal'
Formula: C
Reference: Rock Currier, pers. comm.; Alfredo Petrov, field observations; also as "carbon" in Woodruff & Fritsch (1989) Gems and Gemology, winter, 216-225.; http://www.ige.org/archivos/laboratorio/mineria_del_Larimar_en_la_Republica_Dominicana-2.pdf - 2nd part of the article by Espí & Pérez-Puig (2009) at Publicación tecnológica y docente de la Escuela de Minas de Madrid. Nº6, 2009, pp. 102-113. (in Spanish)
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: http://www.ige.org/archivos/laboratorio/mineria_del_Larimar_en_la_Republica_Dominicana-2.pdf - 2nd part of the article by Espí & Pérez-Puig (2009) at Publicación tecnológica y docente de la Escuela de Minas de Madrid. Nº6, 2009, pp. 102-113. (in Spanish)
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Robert Woodruff and Emmanuel Fritsch (1989) Blue pectolite from the Dominican Republic. Gems & Gemology, winter 1989, 216-225.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Robert Woodruff and Emmanuel Fritsch (1989) Blue pectolite from the Dominican Republic. Gems & Gemology, winter 1989, 216-225.
Cuprite ?
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Rock Currier, pers. comm.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Robert Woodruff and Emmanuel Fritsch (1989) Blue pectolite from the Dominican Republic. Gems & Gemology, winter 1989, 216-225.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimens
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 24: 391.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov field observations, January 2011.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Pectolite var: Larimar
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Robert Woodruff and Emmanuel Fritsch (1989) Blue pectolite from the Dominican Republic. Gems & Gemology, winter 1989, 216-225.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: in chert
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Steiner (1996) Lapis 21(1)
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Robert Woodruff and Emmanuel Fritsch (1989) Blue pectolite from the Dominican Republic. Gems & Gemology, winter 1989, 216-225.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: http://www.ige.org/archivos/laboratorio/mineria_del_Larimar_en_la_Republica_Dominicana-2.pdf - 2nd part of the article by Espí & Pérez-Puig (2009) at Publicación tecnológica y docente de la Escuela de Minas de Madrid. Nº6, 2009, pp. 102-113. (in Spanish)
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Charles A. Mark, pers. comm.
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: http://www.ige.org/archivos/laboratorio/mineria_del_Larimar_en_la_Republica_Dominicana-2.pdf - 2nd part of the article by Espí & Pérez-Puig (2009) at Publicación tecnológica y docente de la Escuela de Minas de Madrid. Nº6, 2009, pp. 102-113. (in Spanish)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite ?4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
var: Larimar9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Charcoal'-C
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite ?4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Charcoal'-C
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
Pectolite
var: Larimar
-NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Pectolite (var: Larimar)NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CharcoalC
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Pectolite (var: Larimar)NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na Pectolite (var: Larimar)NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Pectolite (var: Larimar)NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca Pectolite (var: Larimar)NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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