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La Vendida Mine (Rio Tinto Mine), Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 52' 36'' South , 69° 20' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.87667,-69.34111
GeoHash:G#: 67yty57mg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina La Vendida


Small copper and iron sulphate mine within the Sierra Gorda district, near Sierra Gorda town.

Located 3 km NW of Sierra Gorda village.

Recent investigations have led to the following results (compilation by Maurizio Dini):

-Alunogen: Conf. meth.: XRD, Ref.: by Igor V. Pekov;
-Anhydrite: Conf. meth.: chemical tests, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn;
-Blödite: Conf. meth.: XRD (by Joachim Lorenz), chemical tests (by Gerhard Möhn);
-Chalcophanite: Conf.meth.: XRD (by Joachim Lorenz), chemical tests (by Gerhard Möhn);
-Cuprocopiapite: Conf. meth.: EDX, Ref.: by Joy Desor and Gerhard Möhn;
Chemical test, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn -positive: Cu2+, Fe3+, SO42-negative: Fe2+;
-Epidote: Conf. meth.: visually;
-Glauberite: Conf. meth.: visually (crystal shape) and chemical tests, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn;
-Goethite: Conf. meth.: XRD, Ref.: by Joachim Lorenz;
-Gypsum: Conf. meth.: EDX (by Steffen Möckel), chemical tests (by Gerhard Möhn);
-Halite: Conf. meth.: chemical tests (->pure NaCl), Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn;
-Hematite: Conf.meth.: visually; streak: brown-red;
-Magnetite: black-metallic grains in rock, strongly ferromagnetic;

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

La Vendida Mine (Rio Tinto Mine), Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Regions containing this locality

Atacama Desert, Chile

Desert - 502 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


41 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.; Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.; Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Aubertite
Formula: CuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Reference: Chukanov, N.V., Krivovichev, S.V., Chernyatieva, A.P., Mohn, G., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Van, K.V., Lorenz, J.A. (2013): Vendidaite, Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O, a new mineral from La vendida copper mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist. 51, 559-568.
Belloite (TL)
Formula: Cu(OH)Cl
Reference: Neues Jahrb.,Mh.(2000) 67-73; M.Dini & A.Molina collections-analysed material
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Clinoatacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312. [as both clinoatacamite and "anatacamite" (later found to be twinned clinoatacamite and discredited)]
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: XRD by Joachim Lorenz
Cuprocopiapite
Formula: CuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Eriochalcite
Formula: CuCl2 · 2H2O
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Gunningite
Formula: ZnSO4 · H2O
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Chukanov, N.V., Krivovichev, S.V., Chernyatieva, A.P., Mohn, G., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Van, K.V., Lorenz, J.A. (2013): Vendidaite, Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O, a new mineral from La vendida copper mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist. 51, 559-568.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Chukanov, N.V., Krivovichev, S.V., Chernyatieva, A.P., Mohn, G., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Van, K.V., Lorenz, J.A. (2013): Vendidaite, Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O, a new mineral from La vendida copper mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist. 51, 559-568.
Kieserite
Formula: MgSO4 · H2O
Reference: XRD by Joachim Lorenz
Kröhnkite
Formula: Na2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.; Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Magnesioaubertite
Formula: (Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.; Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Metavoltine
Formula: Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Reference: M.Dini & A.Molina collections-analysed material
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Nitratine
Formula: NaNO3
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter, Curator of Hamburg Mineralogical Museum, Germany
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: M.Dini & A.Molina collections-analysed material
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: XRD by Joachim Lorenz
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Rhomboclase
Formula: (H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Raman Spectroscopy by Joy Desor
Riotintoite (TL)
Formula: Al(SO4)(OH)·3H2O
Reference: Chukanov, N.V., Aksenov, S.M., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Möhn, G., Belakovskiy, D.I. and Lorenz, J.A. (2016) Riotintoite, IMA 2015-085. CNMNC Newsletter No. 29, February 2016,page 201; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 199–205; Chukanov, N.V., Aksenov, S.M., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Kampf, A.R., Möhn, G., Belakovskiy, D.I., Lorenz, J.A. (2016): Riotintoite, Al(SO4)(OH)·3H2O, a new mineral from La Vendida copper mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 1293-1305.
Szomolnokite
Formula: FeSO4 · H2O
Reference: XRD by Joy Desor
Tamarugite
Formula: NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Vendidaite (TL)
Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O
Reference: Chukanov, N.V., Krivovichev, S.V., Chernyatieva, A.P., Mohn, G., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Van, K.V., Lorenz, J.A. (2013): Vendidaite, Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O, a new mineral from La vendida copper mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist. 51, 559-568.
Voltaite
Formula: K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Reference: Malcherek, T. & Schlüter, J. (2010): Anatacamite from La Vendida mine, Sierra Gorda, Atacama desert, Chile: a triclinic polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 187, 307-312.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Atacamite'3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
'Belloite' (TL)3.DA.10bCu(OH)Cl
'Clinoatacamite'3.DA.10bCu2(OH)3Cl
'Eriochalcite'3.BB.05CuCl2 · 2H2O
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl
'Paratacamite'3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chalcophanite'4.FL.20(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
'Cryptomelane'4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Nitratine'5.NA.05NaNO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Alunite'7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Alunogen'7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Aubertite'7.DB.05CuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
'Blödite'7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Chalcanthite'7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
'Coquimbite'7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
'Cuprocopiapite'7.DB.35CuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Glauberite'7.AD.25Na2Ca(SO4)2
'Gunningite'7.CB.05ZnSO4 · H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Kieserite'7.CB.05MgSO4 · H2O
'Kröhnkite'7.CC.30Na2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
'Magnesioaubertite'7.DB.05(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
'Metavoltine'7.DF.35Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
'Natrojarosite'7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Pickeringite'7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
'Rhomboclase'7.CB.55(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
'Szomolnokite'7.CB.05FeSO4 · H2O
'Tamarugite'7.CC.10NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
'Voltaite'7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Riotintoite' (TL)-Al(SO4)(OH)·3H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Vendidaite' (TL)-Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
AX2
Eriochalcite9.2.8.1CuCl2 · 2H2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 18 - NORMAL NITRATES
AXO3·xH2O, where x can equal zero
Nitratine18.1.1.1NaNO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
Hydrated Acid Sulfates
Rhomboclase29.1.1.1(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Kröhnkite29.3.2.1Na2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Metavoltine29.4.6.1Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Tamarugite29.5.3.1NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gunningite29.6.2.5ZnSO4 · H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kieserite29.6.2.1MgSO4 · H2O
Szomolnokite29.6.2.2FeSO4 · H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Coquimbite29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Miscellaneous
Voltaite29.9.1.1K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Aubertite31.9.8.1CuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Magnesioaubertite31.9.8.3(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Miscellaneous
Cuprocopiapite31.10.5.3CuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Belloite (TL)-Cu(OH)Cl
Clinoatacamite-Cu2(OH)3Cl
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Riotintoite (TL)-Al(SO4)(OH)·3H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Vendidaite (TL)-Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
H BelloiteCu(OH)Cl
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
H ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
H CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
H KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
H MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H RiotintoiteAl(SO4)(OH)·3H2O
H SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
H TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H VendidaiteAl2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O
H VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
NNitrogen
N NitratineNaNO3
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
O BelloiteCu(OH)Cl
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
O ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HematiteFe2O3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
O KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O NitratineNaNO3
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O RiotintoiteAl(SO4)(OH)·3H2O
O SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
O TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O VendidaiteAl2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O
O VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
NaSodium
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Na HaliteNaCl
Na KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Na MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na NitratineNaNO3
Na TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
Mg Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al RiotintoiteAl(SO4)(OH)·3H2O
Al TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Al VendidaiteAl2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O
Al VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
S CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
S GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
S KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
S MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S RiotintoiteAl(SO4)(OH)·3H2O
S SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
S TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S VendidaiteAl2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O
S VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Cl BelloiteCu(OH)Cl
Cl ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cl VendidaiteAl2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
K VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Fe CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Fe SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
Fe VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
CuCopper
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Cu BelloiteCu(OH)Cl
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Cu EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
Cu KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
ZnZinc
Zn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Zn GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2

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
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3186157
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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Chukanov, N.V., Krivovichev, S.V., Chernyatieva, A.P., Mohn, G., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Van, K.V., and Lorenz, J.A. (2013) Vendidaite, Al2(SO4)(OH)3Cl·6H2O, a new mineral from La Vendida copper mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 559-568.
Chukanov, N.V., Aksenov, S.M., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Kampf, A.R., Möhn, G., Belakovskiy, D.I., and Lorenz, J.A. (2016) Riotintoite, Al(SO4)(OH)·3H2O, a new mineral from La Vendida copper mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 1293-1305.


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