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.
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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66 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
- Mining Annual Review (1985): 353
- Economic Geology (1985) 80:416-478
- Rocks & Minerals: 60: 228.
- The Mineralogical Record: 28 (1997) 37-62.
- Imai, H. (1999): Mineralizations of base metal deposits of acid-sulfate type coexisting with adularia-sericite type. Resource Geology 49, 147-156.
- King, Van and Morgan, Robert (2007): Crystallography and Habit of Huanzala-Style Pyrite from Peru, Program and Abstracts Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, v 34, p. 18-19. (reprinted 2008, Rocks and Minerals).
- Jaroslav Hyrsl, Jack A. Crowley, Rock H. Currier, Terry Szenics (2011): PERU - PARADISE OF MINERALS, 544 pp. [Huanzala Mine: page 171]