Payún volcano, Altiplano de Payún Matru, Malargüe Department, Mendoza, Argentina
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 30' South , 69° 18' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-36.50000,-69.30000|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||El Payún Matrú|
National Park (collecting strictly prohibited!), just north of the Colorado River (and therefore just outside the formal border of the vast region known as Patagonia) in southern Mendoza.
Famous for giant crystals of hematite pseudomorphs after magnetite, of volcanic fumarole origin.
8 valid minerals.
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0 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|