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
Type Geological formation
Unit of Morro Solar Group
Underlies Salto del Fraile Formation
Overlies Puente Piedra Group
Region Lima Province
Country Peru

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.