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Cerro de Pasco (population 70,000) is a city in central Peru. It is the capital of the Pasco region, and an important mining center. It is connected by rail to the city of Lima. Pasco is a department in Peru. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru, as well as the capital of Lima Province. ...


At 13,973 feet (4,380m) elevation in the Andes, it is the highest city in the world. It became one of the world's richest silver producing areas after silver was discovered there in the early 1600s. Although the silver was exhausted by the Spanish, it is still an active mining center. It is currently noted more for copper production but the mines in the area also produce gold, lead, bismuth, and zinc. The Andes form the longest mountain chain in the world. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish white Atomic mass 207. ... General Name, Symbol, Number bismuth, Bi, 83 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 15, 6, p Appearance lustrous reddish white Atomic mass 208. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ...


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Cerro de Pasco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (180 words)
Cerro de Pasco (population 70,000) is a city in central Peru.
It is the capital of the Pasco region, and an important mining center.
Cerro de Pasco is often the place where some Peruvian Football teams like Union Minas or Deportivo Wanka play, sometimes critiziced for the height of the stadium because of the lack of oxygen and snow.
Cerro de Pasco district, The Mineralogical Record - Find Articles (934 words)
The orebody at the Cerro de Pasco mine is estimated to have contained a total of 100 million tons of pyrite, 4 million tons of zinc, 2 million tons of lead (Petersen, 1965), in excess of 1 million tons of copper, 10 thousand tons of silver, and lesser amounts of gold and bismuth.
The Cerro de Pasco orebody is associated with a Tertiary volcanic vent which is located in the core of a broad, northplunging anticline composed of highly contorted shales, phyllites and quartzites belonging to the Devonian Excelsior Group (McLaughlin, 1924; Jenks, 1951).
Cerro de Pasco was noted for having fine specimens during the first half of this century, but only a few of them made their way into museums and private collections.
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