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  Mountain Voices: oral testimonies from Cerro de Pasco, Peru
In Peru, where this collection was gathered, 50 per cent of the population lives in the mountains; 33 per cent in the puna.
While it has brought employment and some infrastructure to the region, the industry paid scant regard to the environmental impact of its activities: waste from the mines seeped into the water supply, and polluted the springs which run through the pastures; lakes once famous for fish and birdlife are discoloured, empty and their surroundings silent.
The resource base is under strain, and the younger generations' demands for education and employment mean the main trend is away from the highlands, and from rural to urban areas.
www.mountainvoices.org /peru.asp   (751 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Peru
[amc] 90 to 130 in Peru (2000 SIL).
Ethnic population: 500 (300 in Peru and 200 in Brazil).
[omg] 10 to 100 in Peru (1976 SIL).
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Peru   (2083 words)

  
 Peru geographic regions - geographical travel directory tours
Ica is known as an area of sand, sea, oases and valleys, the cradle of Peru's Creole culture, saints and medicine men, where the best pisco brandy is distilled and where religious fervor is strong in the worship of the Señor de Luren or the Yauca shrine.
Centuries before it was founded as the City of Kings, the territory of Lima, capital of Peru and of the department of Lima, was inhabited by civilizations that had gauged its wealth and strategic location.
One of the highest cities in Peru, Cerro de Pasco, capital of the department of Pasco, in the central highlands, is also one of the most extraordinary places in the area.
www.traveltoperu.net /peruregions.htm   (1745 words)

  
 Trafico on Line Peru Travel Agency Tour Operator Cerro de Pasco, Pasco
The department of Pasco is located in the central part of the country.
Pasco limits to the north with Huánuco, to the south with Junín, to the east with Ucayali, and to the west with Lima.
The capital of Pasco is Cerro de Pasco, which extends over the sloping Ulianchin mountain and sits at the skirts of the Patarcocha lagoon.
www.traficoperu.com /english/ciud6.htm   (931 words)

  
 The Mineralogical Record: The Cerro de Pasco Group.(mining district in Peru)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Cerro de Pasco Group.(mining district in Peru)
Cerro de Pasco district is noted for open pit mining and considered as one of the busiest mines for operating over three centuries since the 17th century.
The Cerro de Pasco district is located about 190 km directly northeast of Lima on...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:55503551&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (210 words)

  
 Mineralogical Record: Conclusions
The wonderful specimen production from Peru during the past 20 or 30 years is only a small window into what must have been mined over the centuries.
Peru is still considered by mining companies to have a tremendous potential for additional ore deposit discoveries.
BARTOS, P. (1987b) Geology, mineralization, alteration, and zoning of the Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag lodes at Quiruvilca, Peru in Pacific Rim Congress 87, The Geology, Structure, Mineralization and Economics of the Pacific Rim.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3672/is_199707/ai_n8772645   (1144 words)

  
 Cerro de Pasco, Peru, Pictures
The town was once noted as one of the world's richest silver-mining centers but is more important now for the mining of copper, which began here in the early 20th century under the management of the Cerro de Pasco Corporation, a U.S.-controlled firm.
Gold, lead, zinc, and bismuth are also mined at Cerro de Pasco; the valuable silver deposits were exhausted by the Spanish.
Copper is smelted in one of the largest metallurgical plants in the world, in La Oroya, south of Cerro de Pasco.
www.greatestcities.com /South_America/Peru/Cerro_de_Pasco_town.html   (347 words)

  
 History
The arrival of Northern Pacific Railroad was instrumental in bringing a rush of settlers to the Washington Territory, leading to statehood on November 11, 1889.
Pasco was named by Virgil Bogue, a construction engineer for Northern Pacific who helped build a railroad in the Andes Mountains near Cerro de Pasco in Peru.
The City has evolved from relying solely on the river and railroad to a city with all major modes of transportation at its fingertips.
www.ci.pasco.wa.us /history.htm   (267 words)

  
 Pasco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pasco is a cornish form of the name Pascal.
Several places in the world share the name Pasco:
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pasco   (85 words)

  
 Pasco Peru
Department located in central Peru with beautiful mountain scenery and 20 natural lagoons.
With an extension of 368,852 km2 this is the largest department of Peru.
Here you find the most varied flora and fauna of Peru as it is drained by the Amazon river.
www.travelagencyperu.com /pasco-ing.html   (468 words)

  
 Peru :: Mission Society
In this land of extremes, the Andes Mountains separate Peru’s desert plain on the west from her jungles on the east.
Project Description: This area of Peru is in desperate need of a church building and a parsonage.
Teams of pastors and other trained persons are needed who can volunteer a week or two weeks of their time and resources to travel to Peru and provide teaching and training.
www.msum.org /go/peru   (1174 words)

  
 Mountain Voices: oral testimonies from Cerro de Pasco, Peru: local themes: education
Others warn of the problem of unfulfilled expectations: "The young people go to university with high expectations; they think they're going to become professionals and their parents have high expectations of them too, but in the end they come out and they end up working in whatever they can, despite the fact that they've studied.
Several stress the need for better higher education facilities in Cerro de Pasco itself, which would keep students there, and encourage job creation locally.
Once the university was established it began to separate itself from the trade unions, that's why there's a demand now that our university - we say ours because in reality we all put in effort to bring it to fruition - develops a social perspective.
www.mountainvoices.org /p_th_education.asp   (959 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Northern Pacific Railroad establishes Pasco on November 28, 1884.
On November 28, 1884, the Northern Pacific Railroad establishes Pasco at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake rivers.
The new location (Pasco) served as a junction between the rail lines from Seattle and Tacoma, Portland, and Spokane.
The county courthouse moved to Pasco in 1887 and Ainsworth was officially "vacated, set aside and annulled" (Oberst, 17) in 1898.
www.historylink.org /_output.cfm?file_id=5194   (263 words)

  
 Cities & Destinations - Welcome to the Official Site for the Promotion of Peru - PromPeru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Relief: Pasco has a varied relief that includes high plateaus and cold mountains and the high jungle towards the east.
Its territory is marked by the presence of both flanks of the chain of the Andes, the Western Mountain chain and the Oriental one.
The capital of the department, Pasco's hill, is located in the Plateau of Chocolate, an extensive plain that extends up to Junín's department.
www.peru.info /e_ftociudadeseng.asp?pdr=662&jrq=3.18&ic=2&ids=1313   (143 words)

  
 Daniel Alcides Carrión (www.whonamedit.com)
This disease, which manifests with wart-like skin eruptions of various shapes and sizes, had been present in Peru already in pre-Columbian times, and had been described in some writings from the Spanish time.
By cultivating Bartonella bacilliformis from Oroya fever- and verruga-patients in the years 1926-1927, the Japanese bacteriologist Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928) (himself a victim of his research on yellow fever), was able to demonstrate that Oroya fever and verruga are two manifestations of the same infection.
The Universidad Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrión in Pasco, Peru, is named for him.
www.whonamedit.com /doctor.cfm/2610.html   (534 words)

  
 Cerro de Pasco, Peru- where the Maca plant grows.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Cerro de Pasco, Peru- where the Maca plant grows.
The roads going up to Cerro de Pasco, where the Maca grows, are treacherous, winding, hairpin turns, with no shoulders, with an unrelenting 150 foot drop down a cliff into a raging river.
The Cerro de Pasco on the Junin Plateau is simply beautiful.
medicine-plants.com /v1s/all-about-menopause.com/Lima,Peru.htm   (510 words)

  
 Arteperugallery - Rosa Tello
One of my influences is to have been raised and lived in the jungle part of my life (Villarica —Pasco), in a land rich in flora, with exotic orchids, textures and a variety of green colors, with flowers and leaves, all these factors remain in my mind.
It is from that point that I praise in my paintings the theme of flowers, giving them elegance and color, stylizing them to the highest point in order to highlight the beauty and grace they have.
I aim to express with the color the brightness, vitality and happiness of life.
www.arteperustore.com /newvalues/artist.php?id_artist=45   (202 words)

  
 Amaru Mayu Present (The serpent mather of the world) - Amazon River
Quito, Ecuador to Coca, Ecuador is a 2 days scenic drive over the Andes with a stop at Papallacta Hot Spring SPA for an after noon bath next to a snow covered Antisana volcano.
In Iquitos, Peru we will use 2 days to see this extravagant town born in the days of rubber barons.
Lima, Peru, with its central square lined by marvels of architecture and famous museums, is worth a 1 day visit.
www.kanada.net /amazon/present.html   (799 words)

  
 Map of Cerro de Pasco, Pasco, Peru Peru | Multimap.com
Map of Cerro de Pasco, Pasco, Peru Peru
Map of Cerro de Pasco, Pasco, Peru Peru
These locations are nearest as the crow flies, but may not be nearest by road.
www.multimap.com /wi/10153.htm   (74 words)

  
 Plano topografico, Ciudad del Cerro de Pasco. / Batanero, Roman; Paz Soldan, Mariano Felipe, 1821-1886 / 1865
Pub Note: The first Atlas of Peru, with wonderful maps, plans, thematic maps, views and statistical information.
Nine of the Department maps in our copy are hand colored, with the rest uncolored (normally the Department maps are uncolored).
Paz Soldan published a large six sheet Mapa del Peru in 1864 (see The Map Collector).
www.davidrumsey.com /maps2826.html   (510 words)

  
 Maca: Traditional knowledge, new world
Today it is cultivated primarily in the departments of Junيn and Cerro de Pasco in Peru.
Unless PureWorld and the other patent-holders agree to share royalties with the nation of Peru, the Andean people, or the farmers who cultivate maca, their actions amount to theft.
Fighting the patents under US law is an expensive, laborious process that is outside of the capabilities of those who rightfully own the knowledge.
www.american.edu /TED/maca.htm   (3288 words)

  
 Llama Trivia and Oddments - Page Twenty-six
A stereoview photograph of some llamas in Cerro de Pasco, Peru.
This stereoview from 1907 is titled “Llamas, famous Andean beasts of burden, at Cerro de Pasco, Peru.”
alpaca, a native of the Peru and Chili mountains.”
www.mountlehmanllamas.com /trivia26.html   (925 words)

  
 UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA - DEPT OF MINERALOGY - ORE DEPOSITS
Alunite intergrown with galena and sphalerite in the carbonate-hosted Cordilleran deposit of Colquijirca, Peru (Bendezú et al, 2003).
Chiaradia, M., and Fontboté, L. (2001) Radiogenic lead signatures in Au-rich VHMS ores and associated volcanic rocks of the Early Tertiary Macuchi island arc (Western Cordillera of Ecuador).
Polliand, M. and Fontboté, L. The Perubar Ba-Pb-Zn VHMS deposit, Central Peru: a possible Andean Kuroko-type equivalent in a shallow water caldera.
www.unige.ch /sciences/terre/mineral/fontbote/min_ore_work.html   (1582 words)

  
 ^CAPTIC^   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
CAPTIC is a strategic alliance between the Minister of Education’s Huascaran Project in Peru and USAID’s dot-EDU project directed by the Education Development Center, Inc. and the Concord Consortium.
Twelve primary schools and four teacher training colleges from three regions in Peru; Junin, Pasco, and Ucayali, are participating in this project, with an average of four teachers participating from each institution.
All institutions are part of the Huascaran project and will develop relevant face-to-face teacher training activities and face-to-face online collaborative projects with their students.
www.huascaran.edu.pe /WebCaptic/captic-ing.htm   (123 words)

  
 Neat Stuff Mineral Collection-Peru/specimen page two
Here is page one (2) of (8) pages of my Specimens from Peru.
Two 1 inch quartz crystals on sphalerite, size of speciman 3 by 3-1/2 inches $60.00.
RHODOCHROSITE from Uchucchacua, Oyan, Peru A nice 2 by 3 inch specimen with crystals up to 1/4th of an inch.
www.pickensminerals.com /peru2.html   (125 words)

  
 Online Minerals
Cerro de Pasco is at an altitude of 4300 meters above sea level and about 300km from the Peruvian capital, Lima.
The Andes Mountains of Peru - flight from Lima to Iquitos with Mt. Yerapaja in the background.
The Cerro de Pasco area has extensive limestone deposits, dating to the Triassic period, in which shell fossils are to be found.
www.onlineminerals.com /personal.htm   (1616 words)

  
 Medicine-Plants.com - Men's & Women's Premium Quality Supplements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Several doctors and nurses from the Medicine Plants Health Support Team™ are already preparing for this incredibly adventuresome and educational journey to the Maca fields in Junin of Cerro de Pasco.
Our medical expeditions are renowned for their outstanding and rewarding achievements in education, adventure and good will exchange with the people who cultivate and harvest our Maca crops.
In July, 2004, we will, again, be visiting Peru and this time we are offering this travel opportunity to you.
www.medicine-plants.com /articles/110   (433 words)

  
 ESA 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Floristic diversity and composition of riparian forests in Yanachaga, Departamento de Pasco, Peru (2500 mosl).
ABSTRACT- Floristic diversity and composition of plants above 10 cm dbh was studied in a 1 Ha plot (100x100) centered in a riparian area in the San Alberto cachtment, Cloud montane forests at 25000 mosl.
The area is located in the limits of the Yanachaga National Park.
abstracts.co.allenpress.com /pweb/esa2002/document?ID=17151   (217 words)

  
 Maca - Endocrine Support
Evidence of this is found in archeological sites left behind by local inhabitants of that period, as well as from the Chaupihuaranga river sub-basin, in the Department of Pasco.
This tells us that here we have a plant that on the one hand is offered as a native nutritional supplement, and on the other depletes the soil of nutrients in very high proportions.
When the Spaniards arrived in Peru, according to their chronicles, "maca" turned out to be the most important product being produced, consumed and marketed by the inhabitants of the high plateau.
www.cfsn.com /maca.html   (2881 words)

  
 Gratonite
George W. Rust of the Geological Staff at Cerro de Pasco.
Preliminary examinations at both institutions have shown that the mineral is not jordanite as thought by Dr. Rust, from the study of its physical properties and analysis; and that it is not identical with any known species.
on basis of two closely agreeing analyses, the one by the chemist of the Cerro de Pasco Corporation, the other by F. Gonyer in the Harvard Laboratory.
www.minsocam.org /MSA/collectors_corner/arc/gratonite.htm   (205 words)

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