The Stratabound Kellhuani Tin Deposits, Bolivia

  • B. Lehmann
Part of the Special Publication No. 8 of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits book series (MINERAL DEPOS., volume 8)


Stratabound tin mineralization is fairly common in the Bolivian tin belt (Fig. 1). At least three stratabound tin mining areas are known from the Cordillera Real section in northern Bolivia. These are the San José/Amarete district to the north (Cordillera de las Muñecas), the Kellhuani district very close to La Paz, and the Monte Blanco deposit to the south (Cordillera Quimza Cruz) (Schneider and Lehmann 1977). With the current tin market situation, the deposits are of only marginal economic importance, but have a major tonnage potential for the future.


Permeability Sulfide Silurian Boron Sandstone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Lehmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte GeologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Deutschland

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