Macusani Uranium deposits (Quenamari Meseta), Carabaya Province, Puno Department, Peru
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||13° 56' 59'' South , 70° 37' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-13.95, -70.6166666667|
Uranium bearing rhyolites. Rhyolites have unusual composition and have sillimanite, cordierite and andalusite in addition to obsidian.
25 valid minerals.
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443.8 - 541 Ma
|Cambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks|
Breit, G.N. and Hall, S.M. (2011) Deposit model for volcanogenic uranium deposits. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1255, 5 p.
Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Li, V. (2016) The Uranium Mineralization of the Macusani District, Southeast Peru: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Geochronology and Ore-Genetic Model. Ph.D. Thesis Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.