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Beatriz Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chilei
Regional Level Types
Beatriz MineMine
Caracoles- not defined -
Sierra Gorda DistrictDistrict
Antofagasta ProvinceProvince
AntofagastaRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 57' 27'' South , 69° 4' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


Located between Caracoles and the Bay of Mejillones.



Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent
Atacama Desert, ChileDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 82, 547.
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 82, 547.
Boleite
Formula: KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Caracolite (TL)
Formula: Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Type Locality:
Reference: Fletcher, L. (1889) On Crystals of Percylite, Caracolite, and an Oxychloride of Lead (Daviesite), from Mina Beatriz, Sierra Gorda, Atacama, South America. Mineralogical Magazine. 8 (39): 171-180; Periodico di Mineralogia 54 (1985), 34
'Daviesite' (FRL)
Formula: (Pb O Cl H) (?)
Type Locality:
Description: Occurs in cavities in massive anglesite.
Reference: Fletcher, L. (1889) On Crystals of Percylite, Caracolite, and an Oxychloride of Lead (Daviesite), from Mina Beatriz, Sierra Gorda, Atacama, South America. Mineralogical Magazine. 8 (39): 171-180
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 82, 547.
Matlockite
Formula: PbFCl
Reference: Berman, Frondel & Palache
'Percylite'
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 82, 547.
Pseudoboleite
Formula: Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Boleite3.DB.15KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Matlockite3.DC.25PbFCl
Pseudoboleite3.DB.10Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Caracolite (TL)7.BD.20Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Daviesite' (TL)-(Pb O Cl H) (?)
'Percylite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Matlockite9.2.11.1PbFCl
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
AmBn(O,OH)pXq
Boleite10.6.6.1KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Pseudoboleite10.6.8.1Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq
Caracolite (TL)30.3.2.1Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Daviesite' (FRL)-(Pb O Cl H) (?)
'Percylite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Daviesite(Pb O Cl H) (?)
H PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
H BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
OOxygen
O CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
O Daviesite(Pb O Cl H) (?)
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
O BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
FFluorine
F MatlockitePbFCl
NaSodium
Na CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Cl Daviesite(Pb O Cl H) (?)
Cl MatlockitePbFCl
Cl PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Cl BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
KPotassium
K BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
CuCopper
Cu PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Cu BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
AgSilver
Ag BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
SbAntimony
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
PbLead
Pb CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Pb Daviesite(Pb O Cl H) (?)
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MatlockitePbFCl
Pb PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Pb BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62

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: 3186157
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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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Fletcher, L. (1889) On Crystals of Percylite, Caracolite, and an Oxychloride of Lead (Daviesite), from Mina Beatriz, Sierra Gorda, Atacama, South America. Mineralogical Magazine. 8 (39): 171-180


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