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Muzo Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí mining district, Boyacá Department, Colombia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 31' 53'' North , 74° 6' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 5.53139,-74.10389
GeoHash:G#: d2gr3wznw
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate


An emerald mine.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Mun. de Muzo Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia
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Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp36-45
'Apatite'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp36-45
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Jessica and Robert Simonoff
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions, East Sussex.; Mineralogical Record 20(5): 394.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Min.Rec.:20(5):394.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp36-45
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp36-45
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Parisite-(Ce) (TL)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
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

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
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Parisite-(Ce) (TL)5.BD.20bCaCe2(CO3)3F2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-

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 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, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Beryl
var: Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals for each chemical element

BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
CeCerium
Ce Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2

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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Cretaceous
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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions, East Sussex.
Mineralogical Record 20(5): 394.


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