The minister of this office, Francisco Ísmodes explained in a conference with the Association of Foreign Press in Peru (APEP), that the concession was canceled after the company renounced the rights to Vinicunca, because of the commotion that has been generated on the hill possibly being affected.
The mountain is at about 5,200 meters above sea level in the Vilcanota mountain range, and it owes its striking colors, with turquoise, golden and fuchsia stripes, among others, to the oxidation caused by the high concentration of metals of the earth in the area.
In addition, the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) CooperAcción denounced last July that the case of the mountain of the seven colors is not isolated and that there are numerous mining concessions granted by the Peruvian State on protected natural areas and emblematic landscapes.
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