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Wendy open pit (Wendy pit), Tambo Mine, El Indio deposit, Elqui Province, Coquimbo, Chilei
Regional Level Types
Wendy open pit (Wendy pit)Pit
Tambo MineMine
El Indio depositDeposit
Elqui ProvinceProvince
CoquimboRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
29° 46' 50'' South , 69° 56' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


Au, Ag, Cu-deposits. Locality also given as "El Tambo, La Serena".
This gold mine is known for rare Te minerals.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


24 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: [AmMin 85:1324]; http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Caesiumpharmacosiderite (TL)
Formula: CsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Mills, S.J., Petrini, E., Bellatreccia, F., Schlu¨ter, J., Kampf, A.R., Rumsey, M.S., Dini, M. and Spratt, J . (2013) Caesiumpharmacosiderite, IMA 2013-096. CNMNC Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3257; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3249-3258.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne.
Emmonsite
Formula: Fe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Reference: [AmMin 85:1324]; http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: [AmMin 85:1324]; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Hydroniumpharmacosiderite
Formula: (H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Reference: Mills, S. J., Kampf, A. R., Williams, P. A., Leverett, P., Poirier, G., Raudsepp, M. & Francis, C. A. (2010): Hydroniumpharmacosiderite, a new member of the pharmacosiderite supergroup from Cornwall, UK: structure and description. Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 863-869. (p. 868)
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: [AmMin 85:1324]; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Mackayite
Formula: Fe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Metatamboite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+3(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
Type Locality:
Reference: : Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Abdu, Y.A., Walford, P.C. and Back, M.E. (2016) Metatamboite, IMA 2016-060. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1142; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 1135–1144.
Paratellurite
Formula: TeO2
Reference: maurizio dini collection - analysed material; http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Poughite
Formula: Fe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
Reference: Alain Hanson Collection; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: [AmMin 85:1324]; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Rodalquilarite
Formula: Fe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
Reference: [AmMin 85:1324]; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Tamboite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+3(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
Type Locality:
Reference: : Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Abdu, Y.A., Walford, P.C. and Back, M.E. (2016) Metatamboite, IMA 2016-060. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1142; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 1135–1144.
Tellurite
Formula: TeO2
Reference: Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Reference: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm
Telluromandarinoite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+2Te3O9·6H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: BACK, M.E., GRICE, J.D., GAULT, R.A., COOPER, M.A., WALFORD, P.C. & MANDARINO, J.M. (2011): Telluromandarinoite, a new tellurite mineral from the El Indio-Tambo mining property, Andes Mountains, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 55, 21-28.
Walfordite (TL)
Formula: (Fe3+,Te6+)Te4+3O8
Type Locality:
Reference: Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Walthierite
Formula: Ba0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm
Winstanleyite
Formula: TiTe4+3O8
Reference: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: In the collection of Maurizio Dini and Brent Thorne. SEM-EDS analysis by Jochen Schluter.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Emmonsite4.JM.10Fe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Mackayite4.JL.10Fe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)
Paratellurite4.DE.25TeO2
Poughite4.JN.10Fe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rodalquilarite4.JL.05Fe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
Tellurite4.DE.20TeO2
Walfordite (TL)4.JK.05(Fe3+,Te6+)Te4+3O8
Winstanleyite4.JK.05TiTe4+3O8
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Walthierite7.BC.10Ba0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Caesiumpharmacosiderite (TL)8.CJ.CsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
Hydroniumpharmacosiderite8.DK.10(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Metatamboite (TL)-Fe3+3(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
Tamboite (TL)-Fe3+3(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
Telluromandarinoite (TL)-Fe3+2Te3O9·6H2O

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Tellurium1.3.4.2Te
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Paratellurite4.4.3.2TeO2
Tellurite4.4.6.1TeO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Walthierite30.2.4.7Ba0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A2(XO3)3·xH2O
Emmonsite34.3.3.1Fe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
A(X3O8)
Winstanleyite34.5.2.1TiTe4+3O8
Anhydrous Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Mackayite34.6.1.1Fe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)
Rodalquilarite34.6.2.1Fe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
Compound Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites
Poughite34.8.1.1Fe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Hydroniumpharmacosiderite42.8.1a.4(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Caesiumpharmacosiderite (TL)-CsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
Metatamboite (TL)-Fe3+3(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
Tamboite (TL)-Fe3+3(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
Telluromandarinoite (TL)-Fe3+2Te3O9·6H2O
Walfordite (TL)-(Fe3+,Te6+)Te4+3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TelluromandarinoiteFe23+Te3O9·6H2O
H CaesiumpharmacosideriteCsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
H TamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
H MetatamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
H EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Hydroniumpharmacosiderite(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
H PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
OOxygen
O Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te34+O8
O TelluromandarinoiteFe23+Te3O9·6H2O
O CaesiumpharmacosideriteCsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
O TamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
O MetatamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
O EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O TelluriteTeO2
O MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O ParatelluriteTeO2
O WinstanleyiteTiTe34+O8
O WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O Hydroniumpharmacosiderite(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te34+O8
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S TamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
S MetatamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
ClChlorine
Cl RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
TiTitanium
Ti Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te34+O8
Ti WinstanleyiteTiTe34+O8
FeIron
Fe Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te34+O8
Fe TelluromandarinoiteFe23+Te3O9·6H2O
Fe CaesiumpharmacosideriteCsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
Fe TamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
Fe MetatamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
Fe RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
Fe EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe Hydroniumpharmacosiderite(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Fe PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
AsArsenic
As CaesiumpharmacosideriteCsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As Hydroniumpharmacosiderite(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
TeTellurium
Te Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te34+O8
Te TelluromandarinoiteFe23+Te3O9·6H2O
Te TamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)3
Te MetatamboiteFe33+(OH)(H2O)2(SO4)(Te4+O3)3(Te4+O(OH)2)(H2O)
Te RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
Te EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Te TelluriteTeO2
Te MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
Te ParatelluriteTeO2
Te WinstanleyiteTiTe34+O8
Te TelluriumTe
Te PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
CsCaesium
Cs CaesiumpharmacosideriteCsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Anthropocene : Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Quaternary
   Anthropocene
ⓘ Telluromandarinoite Ma

References

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Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1261-1268.
Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Cooper, M.A., Walford, P.C. & Mandarino, J.M. (2017): Telluromandarinoite, a new tellurite mineral from the El Indio-Tambo mining property, Andes Mountains, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist: 55: 21-28.

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