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Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chilei
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27° 48' 47'' South , 70° 24' 38'' West
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A famous silver mining district. Located near Pabellon. Extensive mining between 1830 and 1880. Production of $100,000,000 of silver primarily from the supergene enrichment zone.



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53 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Reference: [MinRec 10:201]
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Adamite (TL)
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris (1866): 62, 692; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 866.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Reference: Gunnar Färber
Arsenic
Formula: As
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
'Asbestos'
'Asbestos var: Mountain Leather'
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 154-167
'Atlasite'
Formula: near Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
Reference: Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Samples in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 14; Mineralogical Record: 10: 202-203.
Bromargyrite var: Iodian Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Bromargyrite var: Mercuroan Bromargyrite
Formula: (Ag,Hg)Br
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 154-167
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 14.; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 609–615, 2009
Capgaronnite
Formula: AgHgClS
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Sample in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
'Chañarcillite'
Formula: Ag-As-Sb
Reference: Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 13.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Sample in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Smyth et al (1864) A Catalogue of Mineral Collections in the Museum of Practical Geology. London 186p.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Sample in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 69-153
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Reference: Handb.best.Mineral.(1845) p. 562
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 154-167; Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Fettelite
Formula: [Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.; Segerstrom, K. (1962). Regional geology of the Chanarcillo silver mining district and adjacent areas, Chile. Economic Geology, 57(8), 1247-1261.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Segerstrom, K. (1962). Regional geology of the Chanarcillo silver mining district and adjacent areas, Chile. Economic Geology, 57(8), 1247-1261.
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 866.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: [MinRec 10:201]
Moschellandsbergite
Formula: Ag2Hg3
Reference: Robert B. Cook: "Chañarcillo, Chile"; Minrecord, july-august 1978, pag.201
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Copiapo Mineralogical Museum (Chile)
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
'Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record, 10(4), 197-204.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Scapolite'
Reference: Segerstrom, K. (1962). Regional geology of the Chanarcillo silver mining district and adjacent areas, Chile. Economic Geology, 57(8), 1247-1261.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Copiapo Mineralogical Museum (Chile)
Tocornalite
Formula: (Ag,Hg)I
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Moschellandsbergite1.AD.15dAg2Hg3
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Capgaronnite2.FC.20aAgHgClS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Domeykite2.AA.10bCu3As
Dyscrasite2.AA.35Ag3Sb
Fettelite2.LA.30[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Xanthoconite2.GA.10Ag3AsS3
Group 3 - Halides
Bromargyrite3.AA.15AgBr
var: Iodian Bromargyrite3.AA.15AgBr
var: Mercuroan Bromargyrite3.AA.15(Ag,Hg)Br
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite3.AA.15Ag(Cl,Br)
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Tocornalite3.AA.10(Ag,Hg)I
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite (TL)8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Palygorskite9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Asbestos'-
'var: Mountain Leather'-
'Atlasite'-near Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chañarcillite'-Ag-As-Sb
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series'-
'Scapolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Moschellandsbergite1.1.8.1Ag2Hg3
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Domeykite2.2.2.1Cu3As
Dyscrasite2.2.1.1Ag3Sb
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Chlor-sulfides
Capgaronnite2.15.6.1AgHgClS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Fettelite3.2.10.[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Xanthoconite3.4.2.1Ag3AsS3
ø = 2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Bromargyrite9.1.4.2AgBr
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Tocornalite9.1.6.1(Ag,Hg)I
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
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 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite (TL)41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
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 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Palygorskite74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Asbestos'-
'var: Mountain Leather'-
'Atlasite'-near Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Bromargyrite
var: Iodian Bromargyrite
-AgBr
var: Mercuroan Bromargyrite-(Ag,Hg)Br
'Chañarcillite'-Ag-As-Sb
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
-Ag(Cl,Br)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series'-
'Scapolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H Atlasitenear Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H BruciteMg(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C Atlasitenear Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O Atlasitenear Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BaryteBaSO4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CinnabarHgS
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
S Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
S StibniteSb2S3
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S GalenaPbS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
S CapgaronniteAgHgClS
ClChlorine
Cl Atlasitenear Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
Cl Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl CapgaronniteAgHgClS
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CuCopper
Cu Atlasitenear Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
Cu DomeykiteCu3As
Cu CopperCu
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
ZnZinc
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As ChañarcilliteAg-As-Sb
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
As Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
As DomeykiteCu3As
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As ArsenicAs
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
BrBromine
Br BromargyriteAgBr
Br Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Br Bromargyrite (var: Iodian Bromargyrite)AgBr
Br Bromargyrite (var: Mercuroan Bromargyrite)(Ag,Hg)Br
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag BromargyriteAgBr
Ag Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag ChañarcilliteAg-As-Sb
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
Ag MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
Ag SilverAg
Ag Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
Ag DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag Bromargyrite (var: Iodian Bromargyrite)AgBr
Ag Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag Bromargyrite (var: Mercuroan Bromargyrite)(Ag,Hg)Br
Ag AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Ag CapgaronniteAgHgClS
SbAntimony
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb ChañarcilliteAg-As-Sb
Sb DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
I Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
Hg Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
Hg Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
Hg Bromargyrite (var: Mercuroan Bromargyrite)(Ag,Hg)Br
Hg CapgaronniteAgHgClS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6

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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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3189103
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Allison, R.E. (1859): Geologische Skizze von Chile. Berg- und Hüttenmännische Zeitung 18(50), 458-460.
Moesta, F.A. (1870): Ueber das Vorkommen der Chlor-, Brom- und Jodverbindungen des Silbers in der Natur - Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Geologischen und Bergbaulichen Verhältnisse von Nordchile. Verlag von Oscar Eberhardt's Universitätsbuchhandlung (Marburg), 47 pp.
Henwood, W.J. (1871): Observations on Metalliferous Deposits: On the Mining District of Chañarcillo in Chili. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 69-153.
Whitehead, W. L. (1919): The veins of Chanarcillo, Chile. Economic Geology: 14: 1-45.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 866.
Segerstrom, K. (1962). Regional geology of the Chanarcillo silver mining district and adjacent areas, Chile. Economic Geology, 57(8), 1247-1261.
Cook, R. B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record, 10(4), 197-204.
Mayer, Ch. K. & Fontboté, L. (1986): New Observations on the Silver Mining District of Chañarcillo, Northern Chile. Zbl. Geol. Paläont. Teil I, 1985, 1637-1648.
Symes, Dr. R.F. & Harding, Dr. R.R. (1999): Eyewitness Guides, Crystal & Gem.

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