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Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 45' 12'' South , 70° 21' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -27.7533555556, -70.3641138889

A famous silver mining district. Located near Pabellon.

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

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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.

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.

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