La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||27° 35' 25'' South , 70° 21' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-27.59028,-70.35000|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
|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
positive: Cu2+, SO42-
Dolomite: Conf. meth.: chemical and physical tests, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn
positive: Mg2+, Ca2+, CO32-
Epidote: Conf. meth.: visually
Fluorapatite: Conf.meth.: visually, chemical tests, Ref.: by Gerhard Möhn
positive: F-, PO43-
Gold: Conf. meth.: visually, Tenacity: malleable
Opal: as Hyalite-crusts covering matrix and Chrysocolla
Hardness: 6, loses water when heated
25 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.
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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66 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic plutonic rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)
Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.
Lithology: Plutonic rocks
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.