|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.
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Lithology: Volcanic 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.