Peru Discovers Large Volumes of Gold and Silver

8 February 2011 (Last Updated February 8th, 2011 18:30)

Peru has discovered large volumes of gold and silver in the north of the Peruvian Andes, Cajamarca region, Lima, according to the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. The ministry announced the discovery at the 7th International Congress of Exploration, ProExplo 2011, held in Lima.

Peru has discovered large volumes of gold and silver in the north of the Peruvian Andes, Cajamarca region, Lima, according to the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The ministry announced the discovery at the 7th International Congress of Exploration, ProExplo 2011, held in Lima.

The discovery contains 1.34 million ounces of gold and 33.3 million ounces of silver, reports Xinhua.

The newly found gold bed is estimated to be up to 6km long and more than 400m deep.