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Margarita Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chilei
Regional Level Types
Margarita MineMine
Caracoles- not defined -
Sierra Gorda DistrictDistrict
Antofagasta ProvinceProvince
AntofagastaRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° South , 69° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~93km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


The following information was provided by Maurizio Dini (August 2012):

The main ore of the Margarita mine is Galena which is the source of many of the rare minerals. Vugs in galena sometimes contain fine xls of penfieldite, cotunnite and percylite-pseudoboleite. About 30m above the galena rich zones vuggy quartz veins are host to chlorargyrite xls, seeligerite, some times diaboleite or pseudoboleite as well as caracolite and boleite.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent
Atacama Desert, ChileDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Boleite
Formula: KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Reference: Mr. Terry Szenics.
Caracolite
Formula: Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Reference: Maurizio Dini
Cotunnite
Formula: PbCl2
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter, Curator of Hamburg Mineralogical Museum, Germany
Diaboleite
Formula: Pb2CuCl2(OH)4
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter, Curator of Hamburg Mineralogical Museum, Germany
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter, Curator of Hamburg Mineralogical Museum, Germany
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mr. Terry Szenics; V. Sapienza collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Lavendulan ?
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Reference: http://www.mindat.org/picshow.php?id=47147 (questionable)
Paralaurionite
Formula: PbCl(OH)
Reference: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/penfieldite.pdf
Penfieldite
Formula: Pb2Cl3(OH)
Reference: Freundlich, B. F., Imel, A., Imel, L., Sperber, D., Sperber, P., Steele-Sperber, L., ... & McGrath, B. 39th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.; maurizio dini collection - analysed material
'Percylite'
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Pseudoboleite
Formula: Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Reference: maurizio dini collection - analysed material
Seeligerite
Formula: Pb3(IO3)OCl3
Reference: Mr. Terry Szenics; V. Sapienza collection
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Brent Thorne collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Boleite3.DB.15KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cotunnite3.DC.85PbCl2
Diaboleite3.DB.05Pb2CuCl2(OH)4
Paralaurionite3.DC.05PbCl(OH)
Penfieldite3.DC.15Pb2Cl3(OH)
Pseudoboleite3.DB.10Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Seeligerite4.KB.15Pb3(IO3)OCl3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Caracolite7.BD.20Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Lavendulan ?8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Percylite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Cotunnite9.2.7.1PbCl2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Paralaurionite10.2.3.1PbCl(OH)
A2(O,OH)Xq
Penfieldite10.4.1.1Pb2Cl3(OH)
AmBn(O,OH)pXq
Boleite10.6.6.1KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Diaboleite10.6.1.1Pb2CuCl2(OH)4
Pseudoboleite10.6.8.1Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Group 22 - IODATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Seeligerite22.1.2.1Pb3(IO3)OCl3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq
Caracolite30.3.2.1Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan ?42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Percylite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
H BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
H PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)
H PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H DiaboleitePb2CuCl2(OH)4
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
OOxygen
O SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
O BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
O PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)
O PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O DiaboleitePb2CuCl2(OH)4
O CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GalenaPbS
S CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
ClChlorine
Cl SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3
Cl ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
Cl BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cl PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)
Cl PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Cl CotunnitePbCl2
Cl DiaboleitePb2CuCl2(OH)4
Cl CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
KPotassium
K BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
CuCopper
Cu BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cu PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Cu DiaboleitePb2CuCl2(OH)4
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
AsArsenic
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
AgSilver
Ag BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
IIodine
I SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3
PbLead
Pb SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3
Pb ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
Pb BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Pb PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)
Pb PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Pb CotunnitePbCl2
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb DiaboleitePb2CuCl2(OH)4
Pb CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl

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