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|Coordinates (-11.59972 -76.14111):|
|Elevation||4,540 m (14,895 ft)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
Until 2005 - when China built the Tibet railway - Morococha was famous for holding the most high-mountainous railroad in the world - the branch of Morococha (Lima -Huancayo), which passes at the height of 4,818–500 metres (15,807–1,640 ft) above sea level.
Morococha is near the city La Oroya.
Open pit mine
As of 2013, Morococha was the site of a planned open pit copper mine to be operated by Chinalco, a Chinese firm. A new town for the 5,000 residents of Morococha has been built about 6 miles away, but some residents were reported to be resisting location. The mine is projected to produce about 250,000 tons of copper a year for about 35 years.
- William Neuman (January 6, 2013). "Hundreds in Peru Balk at Relocation From Site of Mine". The New York Times. Retrieved January 7, 2013.