The Catas ore body at the Yauricocha mine consists essentially of a core of dense, massive pyrite separated from the Cretaceous limestone host rock by a zone containing fragments of the dense pyrite in a matrix of friable, sandy-textured pyrite. Relic sedimentary structures and textures in the sulfide mass suggest that the ore has replaced the core and surrounding talus of an organic reef complex.

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