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Cerro Lindo
Peru
Main commodities: Zn Cu Ag Pb
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TheCerro Lindovolcanogenicmassivesulphidezinc-lead-copper-silverdepositislocated~175kmSE Clickonimagefordetails.
of Lima, in Ica department, at an elevation of 1850 m.a.s.l., within the arid coastal range of southern
Peru(#Location:134'45"S,7559'31"W).

ThedepositwasinitiallydiscoveredasoutcropofbaritebySMRLCerroLindo/Milpogeologists,followed
bygeophysical(inducedpolarization)surveyswhichoutlinedfiveanomaliespossiblyreflectingmassive
sulphides, followed by geochemical sampling of outcrops of the barite and surrounding rocks which
delineated base metal anomalies. These anomalies were tested between 1982 and 1987. Continued
exploration in the form of drilling and underground development between 1992 and 2002, with Minera
PhlepsDodgeasjointventurepartnerfrom1995,resultedinamineralresourceof34Mt@5.2%Zn,
0.6% Pb, 0.8% Cu, 36.1 g/t Ag being outlined, with an inferred additional 10 Mt. Mining operations
commencedin2007.

CerroLindowasemplacedwithinamarginalextensionalback-arcsetting,partoftheHuarmey-Caete
trough,whichoccupiesthewesternslopesoftheCordilleraOccidentalandtheCoastalPlainsofPeru.
ThemineralisationishostedbytheCretaceous(Albian)volcano-sedimentaryHuaranguilloFormationof
theCasmaGroup.Atasmallerscale,thehostrocksweredepositedwithinanintra-basingrabenand
strike at ~300 and mainly dip to the SW. They are preserved as a roof pendant within the Albian to
PaleoceneCoastalbatholithofwesternPeru.

TheHuaranguilloFormationhasanestimatedthicknessof~3000m,andisdividedintotwomembers:
Lower member, composed of laminated slates, shales and volcanic ash, alternating with andesitic
layersandoccasionalfinelimestones;
Uppermemberthatconsistsof5to40cmthickblacklimestonelayersinterspersedwithhorizonsof
shalesandvolcanicbeds.

TheCerroLindoisadepositisorientedNW,anddipsat~65SW,withanapproximatelengthof800m,
thicknessof200mandaanddown-dipextentof~450m,splitintothreemainorebodiesOB-1,OB-2
andOB-5,whicharestructurallycontrolledbysynvolcanicfaultsofthegrabenandintrudedbyandesitic
dykesthatfollowfaultswhichoffsettheore.

Publishedorereservesandmineralresourcesat31December,2014(Milpo,2015)were:
Ore reserves
Proved+probablereserve-39.9076Mt@2.67%Zn,0.27%Pb,0.72%Cu,24.6g/tAg;
Mineral resources
Measured+indicatedresource-45.8625Mt@2.28%Zn,0.27%Pb,0.66%Cu,23.0g/tAg;
Inferredresource-9.1832Mt@2.01%Zn,0.17%Pb,0.71%Cu,17.73g/tAg;
Reserves+resources-94.9533Mt@2.41%Zn,0.26%Pb,0.69%Cu,22.1g/tAg.

The most recent source geological information used to prepare this summary was dated: 2014.
This description is a summary from published sources, the chief of which are listed below.
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