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Oploca Mine

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Argentinien / Jujuy, Provinz / Rinconada Department / Pirquitas Ag-Sn-Lagerstätte / Oploca Mine

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Bergwerk und Tagebau.

Ge­ol­o­gy

Sn-Ag-Vererzungen. Ag-Sn-Zn(-Pb-Sb-As-Cu-Bi)-Sulfid-vererzte epithermale Gänge.

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⚒ Oploca, Pirquitas Ag-Sn-Lagerstätte, Rinconada Department, Jujuy, AR
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Minerals (Count: 45)

Mineral images (5 Images total)

Schalenblende
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Schalenblende

lagige, kolloforme Schichten aus Sphalerit und Wurtzit, zusammen mit Suredait; Größe: 65x45x25 mm; Fundort: Oploca Mine, Pirquitas Ag-Sn-Lagerstätte, Rinconada Department, Provinz Jujuy, Argentinie...

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: slugslayer 2016-08-07
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Pirquitasit
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Pirquitasit

Oploca Vein System, Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit, Rinconada Department, Jujuy, Argentina; Tetragonal crystal of pirquitasite in a quartz pyrite matrix. FOV 1mm. Acquired from David Hospital who got it f...

Collection: Brent Thorne
Copyright: Brent Thorne
Contribution: Stefan 2018-07-13
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Coirait
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Coirait

Schwarzer, massiver Coirait mit kleinen Einschlüssen von Sphalerit. Bildbreite 7 mm. Fundort: Oploca Vein, Pirquitas, Rinconada Departmen, Jujuy, Argentinien.

Collection: Yi Sun
Copyright: Yi Sun
Contribution: sun-mineral 2019-09-06
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Rocks (Count: 1)

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Literatur:

  • Paar, W.H. et al. (2000). Suredaite, PbSnS3, a new mineral species, from the Pirquitas Ag-Sn deposit, NW-Argentina: mineralogy and crystal structure. Am. Min.: 85: 1066-75.
  • Paar, W.H. et al. (2008). Coiraite, (Pb,Sn2+)12.5As3Fe2+Sn4+5S28: a franckeite-type new mineral species from Jujuy Province, NW Argentina. Min. Mag.: 72: 1083-1101.
  • Paar, W.H., de Brodtkorb, M.K., Sureda, R.J., Topa, D. (2010). Mineralogy and chemistry of tin and lead sulfides and sulfosalts in the Pirquitas Mine vein deposit, Jujuy, Argentina (22° 41'S-66° 28'W). Andean Geology: 28(2): 259-68.
  • Board, W.S., Kennedy, R.B. & Yeoman, T.J. (2011). NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Pirquitas Mine, Jujuy Province, Argentina. Silver Standard Resources Inc., pdf
  • Paar, W.H. (2013): Pirquitasit - erstmals Kristalle aus Argentinien zu sehen. Min.-Welt 24 (3), 42-43.
  • Paar, W.H., Putz, H., Topa, D. (2017). Mineralogische Streifzüge zu epi- und mesothermalen Lagerstätten Argentiniens und Boliviens. Mitt. Österr. Min. Ges.: 163: 137-81.

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