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Cerro de Pasco mine (Paragsha mine), Simón Bolívar District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru
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Cerro de Pasco mine, Simón Bolívar District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru

Photo: Marco Barsanti
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Mina Cerro de Pasco (Empresa Minera Paragsha)
 
Open-pit mining of Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag mineralisation in folded Triassic - Jurassic limestone of the Pucará formation.

Currently owned by "Volcan Cia Minera S.A.A.", it is the most well-known Peruvian mine wordwide with also the largest production of zinc and lead in Peru.

[Mineral list to be updated with data from Baumgartner et al. (2008).]

Google Earth: 10° 40' 38.78 S / 76° 15' 40.26 W



Mineral List

Alunite
Ankerite
Baryte
Bismuthinite
Chalcopyrite
Copiapite
Cuprobismutite
Dickite
Dolomite
Emplectite
Enargite
Famatinite
Galena
Gratonite
Hematite
Hinsdalite
Kaolinite
Magnetite
Matildite
Minrecordite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
Siderite
var: Oligonite
Sphalerite
Svanbergite
Tennantite
Tetrahedrite


30 entries listed. 28 valid minerals.

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References

- Rocks & Min.: 22:322 [as "Volcan mines" = Probably identical to either the Paragsha mine or the Yauli Complex mine of the company "Volcan Compania Minera S.A."]
- Baumgartner, R. et al. (2008): Econ. Geol. 103, 493-537.
- Regina Baumgartner, Lluís Fontboté, Ronner Bendezú (2003) Low temperature, late Zn-Pb-(Bi-Ag-Cu) mineralization and related acid
alteration replacing carbonate rocks at Cerro de Pasco, Central Peru. 7th Biennial, SGA, Athens, 2003



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