Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

Setup during HiTech AlkCarb: an online database of alkaline rock and carbonatite occurrences

Gorgor

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Occurrence number: 
131-00-002
Country: 
Peru
Region: 
Pasco
Location: 
Longitude: -76.83, Latitude: -10.62
Carbonatite: 
No

A breccia zone up to 15-30 m thick and extending for 1 km along the length of a northwest-southeast-trending fault is filled with carbonate rocks and has an aureole of 'carbonatization' extending outwards for up to 200 m. Preliminary geochemical work indicated one sample with exceptionally high potassium, suggesting potassic fenite. This may be a carbonatite occurence but little information is available.

References: 
V. Freundt Oriheula, personal communication, 1981
Location: 
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