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Malpaso Quarry (Esperanza Quarry), Dumesnil, Colón Department, Córdoba Province, Argentinai
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Malpaso Quarry (Esperanza Quarry)Quarry
Dumesnil- not defined -
Colón DepartmentDepartment
Córdoba ProvinceProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 18' 51'' South , 64° 19' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saldán2,099 (2016)2.6km
La Calera24,796 (2018)3.3km
Villa Allende21,683 (2016)4.0km
Mendiolaza4,204 (2016)5.9km
Unquillo15,369 (2016)9.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Mal Paso


Large quarry in marble, originally worked by a cement company. Now worked commercially only for dioptase specimens.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
'Bisbeeite' ?
Formula: (Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
Reference: (Juan Carlos Lodovichi specimen)
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Bourgoin, V. (2009): Des nouvelles de l'Association Jean Wyart, Le Cahier des micromonteurs, 103, 16.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Reference: Juan Carlos Lodovichi specimen
Smithsonite ?
Formula: ZnCO3
Description: Analysis shows that the "pseudocubic cuprian smithsonites" from here are conichalcite (Bourgoin, V. (2009): Des nouvelles de l'Association Jean Wyart, Le Cahier des micromonteurs, 103, 16.)
Reference: Marcelo Olsina and Juan Carlos Lodovichi specimens
Spionkopite
Formula: Cu39S28
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E. M., & del Tanago, J. G. (2011). Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 299-316.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Anilite2.BA.10Cu7S4
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Spionkopite2.CA.05cCu39S28
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite ?5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Shattuckite9.DB.40Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Bisbeeite' ?-(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Anilite2.4.7.5Cu7S4
Spionkopite2.4.7.7Cu39S28
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite ?14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Shattuckite65.1.7.1Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Bisbeeite' ?-(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H Bisbeeite(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TenoriteCuO
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Bisbeeite(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Bisbeeite(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Bisbeeite(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S AniliteCu7S4
S SpionkopiteCu39S28
S CovelliteCuS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu AniliteCu7S4
Cu SpionkopiteCu39S28
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu Bisbeeite(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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Colombo, F., Lira, R., Ripley, E.M., del Tánago, J.G. (2011) Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldan, Cordoba (Argentina). Journal of Geosciences, 56(3), 299-316.


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