Cerro Loma Pelada, Tafí del Valle Department, Tucumán, Argentina
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||26° 51' 40'' South , 65° 43' 40'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-26.86111,-65.72778|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters|
Located in the vicinity of the town of Tafí del Valle, 100 metres to the left of the road that goes from the latter town towards "La Ovejería" found outcrops of granite and pink granodiorites, bearers of Hematite in the varieties: Martite and Specularite, quartz and feldspar Albite-Anorthite Series, Amphibole Group and Tourmalines in varieties group: Schorl, Rubellite, bicolored and dark and green colors and red Garnet.
Pseudo cubic crystals of Martite loose and included reach sizes of 3 cm from edge and forming twin are also presented.
The Schorl is presented in quartz veins and included in translucent and transparent Quartz.
At present the area was partially explored on surface for minerals.
4 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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.