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Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Boliviai
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Corocoro mining area, view of early head frame, 1906

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

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

San Agustín Mine, 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
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Female labour at Corocoro, ca 1930.

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

San Agustín Mine, 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
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Female labour at Corocoro, ca 1930.

Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz, Bolivia


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.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Algodonite
Formula: (Cu1-xAsx)
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Jorge Muñoz Reyes (1955) Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia. (Banco Minero de Bolivia)
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Geology and Mineral Resources of the Altiplano and Cordillera Occidental, Bolivia (USGS Bulletin no. 1975)
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
Reference: Geology and Mineral Resources of the Altiplano and Cordillera Occidental, Bolivia (USGS Bulletin no. 1975)
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: PXRD on altered aragonite (Alfredo Petrov)
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
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Jorge Muñoz Reyes (1955) Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia. (Banco Minero de Bolivia)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
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
Reference: Geology and Mineral Resources of the Altiplano and Cordillera Occidental, Bolivia (USGS Bulletin no. 1975)
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Description: Associated with brochantite on cuprite and copper.
Reference: Georges Favreau specimen (analyzed)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922)
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
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
Reference: Metal Mining Mining Geol., A.I.M.E. (1937): 547.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: [MinRec 32:469]
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
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
Reference: Metal Mining Mining Geol., A.I.M.E. (1937): 547.
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: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
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
Algodonite2.AA.10a(Cu1-xAsx)
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Domeykite2.AA.10bCu3As
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
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
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.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
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Anhydrite7.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
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
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, Mixtures, 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 ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CelestineSrSO4
O ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TenoriteCuO
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
O QuartzSiO2
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
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 CelestineSrSO4
S ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CovelliteCuS
S Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
FeIron
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DomeykiteCu3As
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
As ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
As DomeykiteCu3As
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
PbLead
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

References

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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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