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Papachacra Pegmatites, Papachacra, Belén Department, Catamarca, Argentinai
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Papachacra PegmatitesPegmatite Field
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Belén DepartmentDepartment
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 0' 59'' South , 66° 52' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -27.01639,-66.86667
GeoHash:G#: 6e0qq3v4j
Locality type:Pegmatite Field
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


A remote granitic pegmatite occurrence featuring very pale, blue-white albite drusy crystals overgrown epitactically on off-white, prismatic, Baveno-twinned microcline crystals.
Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector and dealer, had an excellent representation from this locality at Tucson in 1999.

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Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

26 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Reference: Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector.; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13.
Danalite
Formula: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Florencite-(Ce)
Formula: CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector.; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Foitite
Formula: (□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13.; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Morinite
Formula: NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Reference: Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector.; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://www.papachacraminerals.com.ar/english/aboutpap.htm.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: http://www.papachacraminerals.com.ar/english/aboutpap.htm.; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Edwardo Jawerbaum, prominant Argentinian collector.; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Dan Weinrich
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13.; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:234-235; Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Microlite Group4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Citrine4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Florencite-(Ce)8.BL.13CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Morinite8.DM.05NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Bertrandite9.BD.05Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Danalite9.FB.10Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Foitite9.CK.05(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase ?9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
Lepidolite-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Zinnwaldite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Microlite Group'8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Florencite-(Ce)41.5.10.2CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Morinite42.4.2.1NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Bertrandite56.1.1.1Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Foitite61.3.1.1(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
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)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase ?76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Danalite76.2.4.2Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Citrine-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
H Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Be DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
BBoron
B Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O AnataseTiO2
O BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
O BrookiteTiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
O DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
O Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
O Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Al Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
Si DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
Si Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
P MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
Fe Foitite(□,Na)(Fe22+Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
CeCerium
Ce Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
TaTantalum
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

References

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Saadi, J. (1998): Les minéraux des pegmatites de la région de Papachacra - province de Catamarca (Argentine). Le Règne Minéral. 22, 5-13.
Colombo, F., Lira, R. and Pannunzio Miner, E.V. (2009): Mineralogical Characterization Of Topaz From Miarolitic Pegmatites And W-Bearing Greisen In The A-Type El Portezuelo Granite, Papachacra (Catamarca Province). Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 64 (2), 194-200.

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