Tío Punco, Amaicha del Valle District, Tafí del Valle Department, Tucumán, Argentina
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There are small concentrations of sands with magnetite as lenses or sometimes forming small cloaks, as it would be the case of Tío Punco, in the sector of Nucapa and river Amaicha, where it appears with regular power, but with a variable distribution of magnetite. The presence of fluvial deposits of magnetite in this sector is due to the destruction of rocks this from the western sector of the Calchaqui sierra ore carriers. Studies were conducted to verify the presence of titanium in the same single reason that would make them exploitable from the economic point of view.
A deposit of petrified wood, called by the locals as the "petrified forest" is located to the West of the town of Tío Punco. The extraction of copies is currently not permitted.
3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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Peña, Hugo A. (1970): Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán. República Argentina