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Los Cóndores mine, Concarán, Chacabuco department, San Luis, Argentinai
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Los Cóndores mineMine
Concarán- not defined -
Chacabuco departmentDepartment
San Luis- not defined -
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Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Los Cóndores, Concarán, San Luis, Argentina
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 34' 20'' South , 65° 19' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.57222,-65.32222
GeoHash:G#: 6d1w9w3v1
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Concarán4,530 (2016)7.6km
Tilisarao5,478 (2016)18.1km
Santa Rosa del Conlara4,489 (2016)27.8km
Merlo11,159 (2015)38.5km
Naschel3,157 (2016)38.6km


Los Cóndores mine was worked for tungsten from 1898 to 1965.
At present it is only used for miner tourism. In its dumps samples of Wolframite, Scheelite, Chalcopyrite, Malachite, Azurite, Schorl, etc, can be found.

Ref.:
- Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Sanmartinite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)WO4
Reference: Las Especies Minerales De La Republica Argentina, Tomo II, p. 170. Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
Tungstite
Formula: WO3 · H2O
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Collection of Juan Carlos Lodovichi

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Sanmartinite4.DB.30(Zn,Fe)WO4
Tungstite4.FJ.10WO3 · H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX3
Tungstite4.5.2.1WO3 · H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Sanmartinite48.1.1.3(Zn,Fe)WO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H TungstiteWO3 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TungstiteWO3 · H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4
O FerberiteFeWO4
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W TungstiteWO3 · H2O
W Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4
W FerberiteFeWO4
BiBismuth
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187260
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 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]

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


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