La Herradura Formation

Not to be confused with Caleta Herradura Formation.
Normal fault in La Herradura Formation, Morro Solar, Peru.

La Herradura Formation (Spanish: Formación La Herradura) is a sedimentary formation of Lower Cretaceous age exposed in near Lima in Peru. The sediments of the formation reflect a marine near-shore deposition environment.[1]


  1. Cardozo, M. (1990). "The Copara Metallotect in Central Peru: Geologic Evolution and Ore Formation". In Fontboté, L.; Amstutz, G.C.; Cardozo, M.; Cedillo, E.; Frustos, J. Stratabound Ore Deposits in the Andes. Springer-Verlag. p. 399.
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