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Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru

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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.

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65 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

- Belsher, D.O. (1982): Pink octahedral fluorite from Peru. Mineralogical Record 13, 29-30 + 38.
- Mining Annual Review (1985): 353
- Economic Geology (1985) 80:416-478
- Rocks & Minerals: 60: 228.
- The Mineralogical Record: 28 (1997) 37-62.
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.544pp. / Huanzala Mine. page 171

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