La Herradura Formation

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La Herradura Formation
Stratigraphic range: Hauterivian
Falla normal Morro Solar Peru.jpg
Normal fault in La Herradura Formation, Morro Solar, Peru
TypeGeological formation
Unit ofMorro Solar Group
UnderliesSalto del Fraile Formation
OverliesPuente Piedra Group
RegionLima Province

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