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Lily Mine (Lilly Mine), Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 14° South , 75° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~144km
Locality type:Mine


Roughly 200 km south of Lima, 40 km east of Pisco. Producer of "blue andean opal" since about 1993. Ten tons mined every 2 or 3 months (as of 2003), with only 1 to 2 kg of that being gem quality; the rest is used for carvings in Peru and China.
In 1998 produced an abundant find of beautiful transparent gypsum crystals with atacamite inclusions, at first wrongly marketed as "brochantite inclusions in gypsum".


Alternative Label Names

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Lily Mine, Pisco, Ica Dept, Peru

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum specimen #DM 31216.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
'Chrysocolla Chalcedony'
Reference: J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 49
Clinoatacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Richard Dale collection
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Excalibur Mineral Company specimen
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Karel Bal Collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Group 3 - Halides
'Atacamite'3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Clinoatacamite3.DA.10bCu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Brochantite' ?7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chrysocolla Chalcedony-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite ?30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chrysocolla Chalcedony'-
Clinoatacamite-Cu2(OH)3Cl
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O CupriteCu2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O QuartzSiO2
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S CovelliteCuS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Gems and Gemology, 39:332 (2003)
- Mineralien Welt, 11(5):31 (2000) (in German).
- Jaroslav Hyrsl, Jack A. Crowley, Rock H. Currier, Terry Szenics (2011): PERU - PARADISE OF MINERALS. 544 pp. [Lily Mine: p. 428]


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