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

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° South , 76° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~12km
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
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


28 valid minerals.

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References

- Rocks & Minerals: 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): Economic Geology 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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