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Asnazu Mine, Mun. de Buenos Aires, Cauca Department, Colombiai
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Asnazu MineMine
Mun. de Buenos AiresMunicipality
Cauca DepartmentDepartment
ColombiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 3° 0' 0'' North , 76° 39' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 3.00010,-76.66622
GeoHash:G#: d293p6jkg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Buenos Aires2,144 (2018)2.7km
Suárez9,985 (2018)6.1km
Santander de Quilichao40,798 (2018)20.1km
Morales29,617 (2018)27.6km
Caloto6,478 (2018)28.9km


A gold property with a dredging operation started about 1936.
Worked the flats of the Rio Cauca over a length of soome 30 kms.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
North Andes plateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au

List of minerals for each chemical element

AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2690564
Quaternary sediments

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Alluvial fans and colluvial deposits

Reference: Gómez Tapias, J. and M.F. Almanza Meléndez. Mapa Geológico de Colombia. Servicio Geológico Colombiano. [125]

Quaternary - Tertiary
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3188809
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 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]

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

References

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AIME (1937) Metal Mining and Mining Geology (AIMME), Transactions, Vol. 126, 633 pages at p. 305.
Singewand, Q.D. (1950) Minerals Resources of Colombia (other than Petroleum). United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey Bulletin 964-B, 204 pages.


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