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Peña Blanca Mine (Peñas Blancas Mine), Mun. de San Pablo de Borbur, Vasquez-Yacopí mining district, Boyacá Department, Colombia

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° North , 74° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~5km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate

Most northern of all emerald mines in the Western Emerald Bearing Belt (Boyacá, Colombia), also known as the Vasquez - Yacopí Disctrict. The mineralogy of Peñas Blancas is very different from that found in the other mines in Colombia, particulary because of the absence of pyrite and other sulphides and the presence of fluorite crystals of up to 40 cm between aristes.

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Saenz, L. D. (2005): Petrografía y geotermometría de los yacimientos de esmeralda de Peña Blanca (San Pablo de Borbur, Boyacá, Colombia).

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