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La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 35' 25'' South , 70° 21' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -27.5902777778, -70.35
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina La Farola

Recently a few more minerals were identified:

Brochantite: Conf. meth.: visually, chemical tests, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn
Chem. test:
positive: Cu2+, SO42-
negative: CO32-

Dolomite: Conf. meth.: chemical and physical tests, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn
Chem. test:
positive: Mg2+, Ca2+, CO32-

Epidote: Conf. meth.: visually

Fluorapatite: Conf.meth.: visually, chemical tests, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn
Chem. test:
positive: F-, PO43-

Gold: Conf. meth.: visually, Tenacity:malleable

Opal: as Hyalite-crusts covering matrix and Chrysocolla
Hardness:6, loses water when heated

Mineral List

24 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

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- Lieber, W., Schnorrer, G. (1993): Idiomorphe Pseudomalachit-Kristalle aus der Mina La Farola bei Copiapo, Chile, Der Aufschluss, 44, 301-307.
- Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Age of Cu-(Fe)-Au mineralization and thermal evolution of the Punta del Cobre district, Chile. Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.

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