Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||9° 52' 21'' South , 77° 0' 10'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-9.87253,-77.00299|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
A lead-zinc mine with a 1,200 tons/day capacity. Operated by Cia. Minera Santa Luisa, owned by Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. (Japan).
Famous for excellent pyrite and fluorite specimens. According to well-known mineral specimen importer Rock Currier, the Huanzala mine probably holds the world record with regard to total tonnage of mineral specimens produced by a single mine.
Previously noted as in Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru, but border has changed.
66 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 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.