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Muzo Mine, Muzo Municipality, Boyacá Department, Colombiai
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Muzo MineMine
Muzo MunicipalityMunicipality
Boyacá DepartmentDepartment
ColombiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
5° 32' 7'' North , 74° 8' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Quípama3,571 (2018)3.9km
Muzo7,977 (2018)4.3km
La Victoria314 (2016)9.7km
Coper814 (2018)13.0km
Otanche3,589 (2018)14.1km


An emerald mine in Lower Cretaceous (130 ma old) calcareous schists.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp36-45
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).; English extraLapis (2002) Vol. 2: Emeralds of the World, 36-45.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Jessica and Robert Simonoff
Beryl var. Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).; O'Neil, P. (1983) Planet Earth - Gemstones. Time-Life Books, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 176 pages.; Robinson, George W. and King, Vandall T. (1989) What's New in Minerals? Sixteenth Annual Rochester Academy of Science Mineralogical Symposium. Mineralogical Record, 20(5), 387-399 (p. 394).; Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions, East Sussex.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: O'Neil, P. (1983) Planet Earth - Gemstones. Time-Life Books, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 176 pages.; Robinson, George W. and King, Vandall T. (1989) What's New in Minerals? Sixteenth Annual Rochester Academy of Science Mineralogical Symposium. Mineralogical Record, 20(5), 387-399 (p. 394).
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp36-45
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).; English extraLapis (2002) Vol. 2: Emeralds of the World, 36-45.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Parisite-(Ce) (TL)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Type Locality:
Reference: Am Min 85:251-258
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp36-45

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Parisite-(Ce) (TL)5.BD.20bCaCe2(CO3)3F2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var. Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Parisite-(Ce) (TL)16a.1.5.1CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Beryl
var. Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
O Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O BaryteBaSO4
FFluorine
F Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl HaliteNaCl
CaCalcium
Ca Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
CeCerium
Ce Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2

References

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Gübelin, E. and Wolgensinger, M. (1976) Edelstenen. Uitgeverij Artis, Brussel (in Dutch).
O'Neil, P. (1983) Gemstones (Planet Earth Series). Time Life Education, 176 pp.
Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions, East Sussex.
Robinson, George W. and King, Vandall T. (1989) What's New in Minerals? Sixteenth Annual Rochester Academy of Science Mineralogical Symposium. Mineralogical Record, 20(5), 387-399 (p. 394).

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muzo
Wikidata ID:Q1431785

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Colombia
North Andes plateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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