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Zapiga deposit, Iquique, Iquique Province, Tarapacá, Chilei
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20° 14' 33'' South , 70° 8' 6'' West
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Iquique227,499 (2018)3.6km


Deposit with caliche amarillo (yellow nitrate ore).

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Brüggenite
Formula: Ca(IO3)2 · H2O
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.
Carlosruizite (TL)
Formula: K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.; The Mineralogical Record: 27: 201.
Darapskite
Formula: Na3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.
Dietzeite
Formula: Ca2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.
Iquiqueite (TL)
Formula: K3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Ericksen, G.E., Mrose, M.E., Marinenko, J.W., McGee, J.J. (1986) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile. V. Iquiqueite, Na4K3Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH).12H2O, a new saline mineral. American Mineralogist: 71: 830-836.
Lópezite
Formula: K2Cr6+2O7
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols, Handbook of Mineralogy.
Nitratine
Formula: NaNO3
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.
Probertite
Formula: NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.
Tarapacáite
Formula: K2(CrO4)
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.; Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W., Nichols, M.C. (2003) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V.
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Reference: Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brüggenite4.KC.10Ca(IO3)2 · H2O
Dietzeite4.KD.05Ca2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Nitratine5.NA.05NaNO3
Group 6 - Borates
Iquiqueite (TL)6.H0.20K3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
Probertite6.EB.15NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ulexite6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Carlosruizite (TL)7.DG.40K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
Darapskite7.DG.05Na3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Lópezite7.FD.05K2Cr6+2O7
Tarapacáite7.FA.05K2(CrO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 18 - NORMAL NITRATES
AXO3·xH2O, where x can equal zero
Nitratine18.1.1.1NaNO3
Group 20 - COMPOUND NITRATES
Miscellaneous
Darapskite20.1.1.1Na3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
Group 21 - NORMAL IODATES
Miscellaneous
Brüggenite21.1.2.1Ca(IO3)2 · H2O
Group 23 - COMPOUND IODATES
Miscellaneous
Carlosruizite (TL)23.1.2.2K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
Dietzeite23.1.1.1Ca2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pentaborates
Probertite26.5.12.1NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 27 - COMPOUND BORATES
Miscellaneous
Iquiqueite (TL)27.1.8.1K3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 35 - ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
A2XO4
Tarapacáite35.1.1.1K2(CrO4)
A2X2O7
Lópezite35.2.1.1K2Cr6+2O7

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarlosruiziteK6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
H IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
H DarapskiteNa3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
H DietzeiteCa2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
H ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H BrüggeniteCa(IO3)2 · H2O
BBoron
B IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
B ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
NNitrogen
N NitratineNaNO3
N DarapskiteNa3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
OOxygen
O CarlosruiziteK6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
O IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
O NitratineNaNO3
O TarapacáiteK2(CrO4)
O LópeziteK2Cr26+O7
O DarapskiteNa3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
O DietzeiteCa2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
O ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O BrüggeniteCa(IO3)2 · H2O
NaSodium
Na CarlosruiziteK6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
Na IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
Na NitratineNaNO3
Na HaliteNaCl
Na DarapskiteNa3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Na ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg CarlosruiziteK6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
Mg IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
SSulfur
S DarapskiteNa3(SO4)(NO3) · H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K CarlosruiziteK6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
K IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
K TarapacáiteK2(CrO4)
K LópeziteK2Cr26+O7
CaCalcium
Ca DietzeiteCa2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Ca ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca BrüggeniteCa(IO3)2 · H2O
CrChromium
Cr IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2O
Cr TarapacáiteK2(CrO4)
Cr LópeziteK2Cr26+O7
Cr DietzeiteCa2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
SeSelenium
Se CarlosruiziteK6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
IIodine
I CarlosruiziteK6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SeO4)12(IO3)12 · 12H2O
I DietzeiteCa2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2O
I BrüggeniteCa(IO3)2 · H2O

References

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Ericksen, G.E., Mrose, M.E., Marinenko, J.W., McGee, J.J. (1986) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile. V. Iquiqueite, Na4K3Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH).12H2O, a new saline mineral. American Mineralogist: 71: 830-836.
Konnert, J.A., Evans, H.T., McGee, J.L., Ericksen, G.E. (1994) Mineralogical studies of the nitrate deposits of Chile: VII. Two new saline minerals with the composition K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(XO4)12(IO3)12·12H2O: Fuenzalidaite (X = S) and carlosruizite (X = Se). American Mineralogist: 79(9-10): 1003-1008.

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