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Tincalayu mine (Boroquimica Mine), Salar del Hombre Muerto, Los Andes department, Salta Province, Argentinai
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25° 16' 6'' South , 67° 3' 27'' West
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A borate mine in the Tincalayu borax deposit. Tincalayu open pit measures 1,500 meters wide, 500 meters long and 100 meters deep. Produces 130,000 tons/year.
Located exactly on the border of Salta and Catamrca province, in the northern part of Salar del Hombre Muerto.

The Boroquimica company used to extract the ore in Salar del Hombre Muerto (mainly Tincalayu mine) and to transport it to its Campo Quijano plant to be processed.

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Mineral List


21 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ameghinite (TL)
Formula: Na(H4B3O7)
Type Locality:
Reference: Amer.Min.(1967) 52, 935-945; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Aristarainite (TL)
Formula: Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Amer.Min.(1974) 59, 647-651; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Colemanite
Formula: Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Ezcurrite (TL)
Formula: Na4B10O17 · 7H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Am Min 52 (1967), 1048; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Ginorite
Formula: Ca2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Hydroboracite
Formula: CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Inderite
Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Inyoite
Formula: Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Kernite
Formula: Na2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Kurnakovite
Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.
Mcallisterite
Formula: Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Reference: Amer. Mineral., 1967, 52, 326.; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Probertite
Formula: NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Rivadavite (TL)
Formula: Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Amer.Min.(1967) 52, 326-336; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Searlesite
Formula: Na(H2BSi2O7)
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Strontioginorite
Formula: CaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Tincalconite
Formula: Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
'UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNa'
Formula: Na-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
Reference: Aristarain, L.F. (1992): A new hydrated borate-carbonate from Tincalayu, Salta, Argentina. Revista del Museo de La Plata: 11(103): 57-64 (in Spanish, with English abs.); in: Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (1995): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 80: 187

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Ameghinite (TL)6.CA.10Na(H4B3O7)
Aristarainite (TL)6.FB.05Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Borax6.DA.10Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Colemanite6.CB.10Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Ezcurrite (TL)6.EB.10Na4B10O17 · 7H2O
Ginorite6.FC.15Ca2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Hydroboracite6.CB.15CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Inderite6.CA.15MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Inyoite6.CA.35Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Kernite6.DB.05Na2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
Kurnakovite6.CA.20MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Mcallisterite6.FA.10Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Probertite6.EB.15NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Rivadavite (TL)6.FA.20Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Strontioginorite6.FC.15CaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Tincalconite6.DA.15Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Ulexite6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Searlesite9.EF.15Na(H2BSi2O7)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNa'-Na-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Ameghinite (TL)25.3.1.1Na(H4B3O7)
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Colemanite26.3.5.1Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Hydroboracite26.3.6.1CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Inderite26.3.1.3MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Inyoite26.3.1.1Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Kurnakovite26.3.3.1MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Tetraborates
Borax26.4.1.1Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Kernite26.4.5.1Na2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
Tincalconite26.4.2.1Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Pentaborates
Ezcurrite (TL)26.5.5.1Na4B10O17 · 7H2O
Probertite26.5.12.1NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Hexaborates
Aristarainite (TL)26.6.5.1Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Ginorite26.6.7.1Ca2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Mcallisterite26.6.2.1Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Rivadavite (TL)26.6.1.1Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Strontioginorite26.6.7.2CaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Searlesite71.3.5.4Na(H2BSi2O7)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNa'-Na-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AmeghiniteNa(H4B3O7)
H AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
H EzcurriteNa4B10O17 · 7H2O
H RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
H BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
H ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
H HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
H KerniteNa2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KurnakoviteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
H InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
H McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
H SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
H ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
H GinoriteCa2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
H TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
H InderiteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
H StrontioginoriteCaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
H UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNaNa-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
BBoron
B AmeghiniteNa(H4B3O7)
B AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
B EzcurriteNa4B10O17 · 7H2O
B RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
B BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
B ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
B HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
B KerniteNa2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
B KurnakoviteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
B InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
B McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
B SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
B ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
B GinoriteCa2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
B TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
B InderiteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
B StrontioginoriteCaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
B UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNaNa-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
CCarbon
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNaNa-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
OOxygen
O AmeghiniteNa(H4B3O7)
O AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
O EzcurriteNa4B10O17 · 7H2O
O RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
O BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
O ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
O HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
O KerniteNa2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O KurnakoviteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
O InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
O McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
O SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
O ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
O GinoriteCa2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
O TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O InderiteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
O StrontioginoriteCaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
O UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNaNa-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
NaSodium
Na AmeghiniteNa(H4B3O7)
Na AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Na EzcurriteNa4B10O17 · 7H2O
Na RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Na BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Na KerniteNa2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
Na HaliteNaCl
Na SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
Na ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Na TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Na UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNaNa-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
MgMagnesium
Mg AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Mg RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Mg HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Mg KurnakoviteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Mg McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg InderiteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Mg UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNaNa-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
SiSilicon
Si SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
CaCalcium
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Ca ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Ca HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Ca ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ca GinoriteCa2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Ca StrontioginoriteCaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Ca UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNaNa-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
SrStrontium
Sr StrontioginoriteCaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O

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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Quaternary - Tertiary
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186221
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic 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]

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References

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Hurlbut, C.S. & Erd, R. C. (1974): Aristarainite, Na2O∙MgO∙6B2O3∙10H2O, a new Mineral from Salta, Argentina. American Mineralogist. 59: 647-651.
Mining Annual Review (1985): 337
Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.
(in part): Mining Annual Review (1985): 128.


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