Brownfield Cerro de Pasco
Shuco is located 3 kilometers west of the city of Cerro de Pasco. It is a Zn-Pb-(Ag) polymetallic prospect, with a mineralization that outcrops in the form of oxidized replacement bodies that can be over 200 meters long by 15 to 20 meters thick.
There are five outcropping bodies, these consist of semi-massive to massive oxides predominantly Fe, which indicate that before oxidation, the bodies were rich in sulphides. Geochemical reconnaissance from “chip” samples from these bodies showed significant concentrations of Zn and Pb (up to 2.2% and 0.36%, respectively), indicating that they were Zn-Pb-(Ag).