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Yauricocha Mine, Yauyos Province, Lima Department, Peru

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 18' 37'' South , 75° 43' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -12.31050,-75.72190
GeoHash:G#: 6mf1uyuyp
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


The Yauricocha mine was first put into production in 1948 by Cerro de Pasco Corporation. It was subsequently nationalized, and later, in 2002, purchased by Sociedad Minera Corona. Sierra Metals, Inc. purchased an 88% interest in the mine in 2011. The property includes Mina Central (Central mine).

Yauricocha is an underground polymetallic silver-lead-zinc-copper-gold mine exploiting a series of carbonate-replacement orebodies and veins. Principal ore minerals are galena, sphalerite, enargite, chalcopyrite, bornite, covellite and native gold. The orebodies are named e.g. Pozo Rico, Catas, Cuye.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


33 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Hulse, D.E. et al (2015)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Digenite'2.BA.10Cu9S5
'Enargite'2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Geocronite'2.JB.30aPb14(Sb,As)6S23
'Idaite'2.CB.15aCu5FeS6
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Tenorite'4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Idaite2.9.14.1Cu5FeS6
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Geocronite3.3.1.2Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TenoriteCuO
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S GalenaPbS
S GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S IdaiteCu5FeS6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IdaiteCu5FeS6
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu IdaiteCu5FeS6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
SbAntimony
Sb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3191170
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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Hulse, D.E., Matthews, T.C., and Malhotra, D. (2015). NI43-101 Technical Report on the Yauricocha Mine, Yauyos Province, Peru, prepared for Sierra Metals, Inc.

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