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Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

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Corocoro mining area, view of early head frame, 1906

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° South , 68° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~37km

Copper mining district centered around the town of Corocoro. Mineralization is hosted in late Oligocene poorly-consolidated sediments (sometimes considered to be Miocene age). Most famous to mineral collectors for its unique native copper pseudomorphs after aragonite.

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29 valid minerals.

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Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558; Mineralogical Record: 32:469.
J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922) The geology of the Corocoro Copper District of Bolivia. John Hopkins Press Studies in Geology No. 1 116p.

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