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Colquijirca mining district, Tinyahuarco district, Pasco province, Pasco department, Peru

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A Miocene diatreme-dome complex is associated with several large epithermal polymetallic (Cu-Zn-Pb-Au-Ag) ore deposits of the Cordilleran class. A continuously mineralized north-south corridor that extends for nearly 4 km outward from the diatreme-dome complex and to depths of 1 km below surface, is zoned from Cu-(Au) ores in its inner parts (Smelter deposit) to peripheral Zn-Pb-(Ag) ores (Colquijirca deposit).

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Bendezu, Ronner; Fontbote, Lluis; Cosca, Mike (2003): Relative age of Cordilleran base metal lode and replacement deposits, and high sulfidation Au-(Ag) epithermal mineralization in the Colquijirca mining district, central Peru. Mineralium Deposita 38, 683-694.

Bendezu, R. & Fontboté, L. (2009): Cordilleran epithermal Cu-Zn-Pb-(Au-Ag) mineralization in the Colquijirca district, central Peru: deposit-scale mineralogical patterns. Economic Geology 104, 905-944.

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