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Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia

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Corocoro mining area, view of early head frame, 1906

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
Female labour at Corocoro, ca 1930.

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
View of the Corocoro copper mining area, ca. 1910.

San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
Corocoro mining area, view of early head frame, 1906

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
Female labour at Corocoro, ca 1930.

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
View of the Corocoro copper mining area, ca. 1910.

San Agustín Mine, Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
Corocoro mining area, view of early head frame, 1906

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
Female labour at Corocoro, ca 1930.

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia
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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.

Alternative Label Names

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Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

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29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Algodonite
Formula: (Cu1-xAsx)
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [MinRec 32:469; Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558.]
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]; J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558 (552).; J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: [MinRec 32:469; Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558.]; J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Celestine var: Barian Celestine
Formula: (Sr,Ba)SO4
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld (1967) Mineralogía Boliviana (Enciclopedia Boliviana, Los Amigos del Libro)
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Georges Favreau specimen (analyzed)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Reference: [MinRec 32:469; Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558.]; J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558 (552).
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]; J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]; J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: [MinRec 32:469; Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558.]; J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Algodonite'2.AA.10a(Cu1-xAsx)
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Domeykite2.AA.10bCu3As
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
var: Barian Celestine7.AD.35(Sr,Ba)SO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chalcophyllite8.DF.30Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Petrified Wood-

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p > 3:1
Algodonite2.1.1.1(Cu1-xAsx)
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Domeykite2.2.2.1Cu3As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Chalcophyllite43.5.14.1Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Celestine
var: Barian Celestine
-(Sr,Ba)SO4
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TenoriteCuO
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S CelestineSrSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DomeykiteCu3As
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
As ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
As DomeykiteCu3As
SrStrontium
Sr Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
Sr CelestineSrSO4
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

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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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