A detailed account of the mineralogyand paragenesis of the copper deposit at Chuquicamata, in the arid Atacama Desert of north Chile, has recently been published by M. C. Bandy (1938). While Dr. Bandy was carrying out his investigation at Harvard University, the present writer was employed as a staff geologist at the mine. During that time and since the publication of Bandy’s paper, several additional minerals have been found at Chuquicamata. Of these, salesite, a new mineral, has recently been described (Palache and Jarrell, 1939), and the present paper is intended to list the others, and thus make as complete as possible the description of the mineralogy of this remarkable deposit.

This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not have access to this content, please speak to your institutional administrator if you feel you should have access.