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Los Andes Department, Salta Province, Argentinai
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PlacePopulation
San Antonio de los Cobres4,000 (2016)
Other Languages:
French:
Los Andes, Province de Salta, Argentine
German:
Departamento Los Andes, Provinz Salta, Argentinien
Italian:
Dipartimento di Los Andes, Provincia di Salta, Argentina
Russian:
Лос-Андес, Сальта, Аргентина
Simplified Chinese:
洛斯安第斯縣, 萨尔塔省, 阿根廷
Spanish:
Departamento de Los Andes, Provincia de Salta, Argentina
Armenian:
Լոս Անդես, Սալտա
Cebuano:
Departamento de Los Andes, Provincia de Salta
Dutch:
Los Andes, Salta, Argentinië
Georgian:
ლოს-ანდესის დეპარტამენტი, სალტის პროვინცია
Hungarian:
Los Andes megye, Argentína
Japanese:
ロス・アンデス県, サルタ州, アルゼンチン
Mingrelian:
ლოს-ანდესიშ დეპარტამენტი, სალტაშ პროვინცია
Polish:
Los Andes , Salta, Argentyna
Portuguese:
Los Andes, Salta, Argentina
Scots:
Los Andes Depairtment, Salta Province
Slovak:
Los Andes, Salta, Argentína
Swedish:
Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina


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153 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Brodtkorb, M.K., de y Ametrano, S. (1978) Contribución al conocimiento mineralógico del yacimiento El Quevar, provincia de Salta. Revista de la Asociación de Mineralogía, Petrografía y Sedimentología, 9 (3-4): 75-87.
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Alfredstelznerite (TL)
Formula: Ca4(H2O)4[B4O4(OH)6]4(H2O)15
Type Locality:
Reference: Galliski, M.A., Cooper, M.A., Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2010) Alfredstelznerite: a new calcium borate hydrate from Santa Rosa mine, Salta, northwestern Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 123-128
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Ameghinite (TL)
Formula: Na(H4B3O7)
Type Locality:
Reference: Amer.Min.(1967) 52, 935-945; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: VINANTE, D. y ALONSO, R.N.. Evapofacies del Salar Hombre Muerto, Puna argentina: distribucion y genesis. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2006, vol.61, n.2, pp. 286-297
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Reference: Herta Effenberger, Werner Hermann Paar, Dan Topa, Alan J. Criddle and Michel Fleck (2002) The new mineral baumstarkite and a structural reinvestigation of aramayoite and miargyrite American Mineralogist, 87(5-6):753-764; ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
Aristarainite (TL)
Formula: Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Amer.Min.(1974) 59, 647-651; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Reference: Angelelli, V. (1958). Los Minerales de Uranio, sus yacimientos y prospección. Departamento de Geología y Minería. Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Argentina.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
Benjaminite
Formula: Ag3Bi7S12
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Canfieldite var:
Formula: Ag8(Sn,Ge)(S,Te)6
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Catalanoite (TL)
Formula: Na2(HPO4) · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Teresita del Valle Ruiz, Universidad de Salta
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Reference: DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
'Clinoptilolite'
Formula: (Na/Ca)3-6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Colemanite
Formula: Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au,Ag)
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Eugsterite
Formula: Na4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
Reference: Ovejero Toledo, A., Alonso, R. N., Ruiz, T. D. V., & Quiroga, A. G. (2009). Evapofacieshalítica en el Salar del Rincón, departamento Los Andes, Salta. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 64(3), 493-500.
Ezcurrite (TL)
Formula: Na4B10O17 · 7H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Am Min 52 (1967), 1048; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Galena var:
Formula: PbS
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
Gaylussite
Formula: Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Ginorite
Formula: Ca2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Gladite
Formula: PbCuBi5S9
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Reference: Alonso, R.N., 1999. Los salares de la Puna y sus recursos evaporíticos, Jujuy, Salta y Catamarca. En: Recursos Minerales de la República Argentina (Ed. E.O. Zappettini), Instituto de Geología y Recursos Minerales SEGEMAR, Anales 35:1907-1921.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Goldfieldite
Formula: (Cu102)Te4S12S
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Gowerite
Formula: Ca[B5O8(OH)][B(OH)3] · 3H2O
Reference: Galliski, M.A., Cooper, M.A., Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2010) Alfredstelznerite: a new calcium borate hydrate from Santa Rosa mine, Salta, northwestern Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 123-128; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Gustavite
Formula: AgPbBi3S6
Reference: DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.
Gypsum var:
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: VINANTE, D. y ALONSO, R.N.. Evapofacies del Salar Hombre Muerto, Puna argentina: distribucion y genesis. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2006, vol.61, n.2, pp. 286-297
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
'Heulandite'
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Hodrušite
Formula: Cu8Bi12S22
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Hydroboracite
Formula: CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Hydroglauberite
Formula: Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Reference: Ovejero Toledo, A., Alonso, R. N., Ruiz, T. D. V., & Quiroga, A. G. (2009). Evapofacieshalítica en el Salar del Rincón, departamento Los Andes, Salta. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 64(3), 493-500.
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Inderborite
Formula: CaMg(H3B3O7)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Galliski, M.A., Cooper, M.A., Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2010) Alfredstelznerite: a new calcium borate hydrate from Santa Rosa mine, Salta, northwestern Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 123-128
Inderite
Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Inyoite
Formula: Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.
'Iron oxide'
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Jaskólskiite ?
Formula: CuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)
Description: No analytical details known.
Reference: Gunnar Färber label
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Kawazulite
Formula: Bi2Te2Se
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Kernite
Formula: Na2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
'K Feldspar var: '
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
Krennerite
Formula: Au3AgTe8
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Krupkaite
Formula: PbCuBi3S6
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Kuramite
Formula: Cu3SnS4
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Kurnakovite
Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Lillianite
Formula: Pb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Mawsonite
Formula: Cu6Fe2SnS8
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Mcallisterite
Formula: Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Reference: Amer. Mineral., 1967, 52, 326.; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
'Melnikovite'
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Melonite
Formula: NiTe2
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Angelelli, V. (1958). Los Minerales de Uranio, sus yacimientos y prospección. Departamento de Geología y Minería. Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Argentina.
Meyerhofferite
Formula: Ca2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
'Mica Group'
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Reference: VINANTE, D. y ALONSO, R.N.. Evapofacies del Salar Hombre Muerto, Puna argentina: distribucion y genesis. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2006, vol.61, n.2, pp. 286-297
Mohite
Formula: Cu2SnS3
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Muscovite var:
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Muscovite var:
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Nobleite
Formula: CaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Rock Currier collection
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Galliski, M.A., Cooper, M.A., Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2010) Alfredstelznerite: a new calcium borate hydrate from Santa Rosa mine, Salta, northwestern Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 123-128; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Pinnoite
Formula: Mg[B2O(OH)6]
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Probertite
Formula: NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Galliski, M.A., Cooper, M.A., Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2010) Alfredstelznerite: a new calcium borate hydrate from Santa Rosa mine, Salta, northwestern Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 123-128; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
Rivadavite (TL)
Formula: Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Amer.Min.(1967) 52, 326-336; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
'Schirmerite'
Formula: PbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
Reference: DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Searlesite
Formula: Na(H2BSi2O7)
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Seligmannite
Formula: PbCuAsS3
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Semseyite
Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Stannoidite
Formula: Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Strontioginorite
Formula: CaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Tellurobismuthite ?
Formula: Bi2Te3
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
'Tennantite var: '
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Bi)4S13
Reference: DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
'Thénardite'
Formula: Na2SO4
Reference: Alonso, R.N., 1999. Los salares de la Puna y sus recursos evaporíticos, Jujuy, Salta y Catamarca. En: Recursos Minerales de la República Argentina (Ed. E.O. Zappettini), Instituto de Geología y Recursos Minerales SEGEMAR, Anales 35:1907-1921.
Tincalconite
Formula: Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Reference: Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, p. 497.; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Todorokite ?
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: ROBL, Klaus; BRODTKORB, Milka K.de and AMETRANO, Silvia. The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 525-539.
Trona
Formula: Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
Turquoise
Formula: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Reference: Paz, N. S., Avila, J. C., Da Souza, V. S., & Wemmer, K. (2016) Mineralogía de alteración hidrotermal y mineralización del área de mina La Poma (Pb-Ag-Zn), Puna Central, provincia de Salta. Serie Correlación Geológica, 32, 7-24.
'UM1992-02-BOCO:CaHMgNa'
Formula: Na-(MgCa)-B-C-O-H
Reference: Aristarain, L.F. (1992): A new hydrated borate-carbonate from Tincalayu, Salta, Argentina. Revista del Museo de La Plata: 11(103): 57-64 (in Spanish, with English abs.); in: Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (1995): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 80: 187
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2•5H2O
Reference: Angelelli, V. (1958). Los Minerales de Uranio, sus yacimientos y prospección. Departamento de Geología y Minería. Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Argentina.
Vinciennite
Formula: Cu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
'Wad'
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Woodhouseite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: López, G. E., Coloca, F. I., Rosenbusch, M., & Solá, P. (2018). Mining, macro-regional interaction and ritual practices in the South-central Andes: The first evidence for turquoise exploitation from the Late Prehispanic and Inca periods in North-western Argentina (Cueva Inca Viejo, Puna de Salta). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 81-92.
Yugawaralite
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
Reference: Robl, K., Brodtkorb, M. Ametrano, S. (2009) The Miocene epithermal mineralization of the Quevar Stratovolcan Complex, Salta. Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina: 64(3): 525-539.
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Zunyite
Formula: Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.

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