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Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine; ASARCO Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
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Latitude: 8°0'S
Longitude: 78°12'W
 
 
A copper-lead-zinc-silver-gold mine owned by ASARCO (80%). 1984 production was 358,000 tons/ore (2,400 tons Cu; 3,500 tons Pb; 10,000 tons Zn; 55,200 kg Ag & 78 kg Au).

Known for excellent specimens of orpiment, enargite, hutchinsonite and pyrite.

Mineral List

Alabandite
Arsenic
Arsenopyrite
Axinite-(Mn)
Baryte
Baumhauerite-2a
Bismuthinite
Bournonite
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
Chatkalite
Clinozoisite
Dolomite
Enargite
Famatinite
Fluorapatite
Galena
Geocronite
Gratonite
Hutchinsonite
Jamesonite
Luzonite
Marcasite
Orpiment
Pyrite
Quartz
Realgar
'Revoredite'
Rhodochrosite
Robinsonite
Scheelite
Seligmannite
Sphalerite
Stannite
Stibnite
Tennantite
Tetrahedrite
Wurtzite


38 entries listed. 37 valid minerals.

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References

- Mining Annual Review (1985): 323.

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