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Coscuez Mine (Cosquez Mine), Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 35' 2'' North , 74° 9' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 5.58414,-74.15898
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate

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8 valid minerals.

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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66 - 145 Ma

ID: 3191021
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 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]

Albian - Valanginian
100.5 - 139.8 Ma

ID: 2692276
Early Cretaceous sedimentary rocks

Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 139.8 Ma)

Description: Shale with gypsum, chert, limestone, and sandstone

Reference: Gómez Tapias, J. and M.F. Almanza Meléndez. Mapa Geológico de Colombia. Servicio Geológico Colombiano. [125]

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- Banks, D.A., Giuliani, G., Yardley, B.W.D., and Cheilletz, A. (2000): Emerald mineralisation in Colombia: fluid chemistry and the role of brine mixing. Mineralium Deposita 35, 699-713.

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