Bolivia is a mineralogical wonderland. The country offers a remarkable panoply of mineral deposits, from a variety of crystalline and supracrustal deposits in the Precambrian shield on the east, to diverse vein and subvolcanic deposits in the high Andes, to the remarkable minerals associated with the unusual brines of the great salars. No less than 36 minerals (about 1% of the world’s total) have their type localities in this land-locked nation, and 27 of them are treated in Minerales de Bolivia. Most of the 36 are obscure species, and a few are even restricted to their type localities. Others, however,...

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