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Rahueco, Ñorquín department, Neuquén, Argentina

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In this place, Zeunerite, Leucochalcite, Chalcophyllite, Malachite, Azurite, Chalcosine and Bornite, can be found. All these minerals are in fossil wood (lignite) or in sandstone.

Deposits of Rahuecó and Chihuido del Medio, besides other findings in Neuquén, in all these cases mineralization occurs as impregnations in sandstones and conglomerates that usually contain material asphalt and carbonaceous with Uranophane, Copper Carbonates and Iron Oxides, in its area of weathering, and Carnotite and Pitchblende associated with Pyrite and sulfides of copper (Chalcopyrite, Bornite and Chalcosine) in his primary area.
Ore bodies of varied shape and size reaching a volume of several thousand to several tens of thousands of tons. Its tenor of U3O8 varies between 0.20 and 0.30% and sometimes more.
Elevation: 987 meters over sea level.

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C. T. Friz, F. Rodrigo y P.N. Stipanicic - Recursos y posibilidades Uraníferas en Argentina. Session 2.11 P/405. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica.

Victorio Angelelli (1958) Los minerales de Uranio sus yacimientos y prospección. Departamento de Geología y Minería. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica.

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