Puma

Occurrence in Para, Brazil with commodities Nickel, Iron, Cobalt

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10060671
MRDS ID TC30089
Record type Site
Current site name Puma
Alternate or previous names Puma Complex

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -51.08248, -6.40168 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 106 KM ENE OF SAO FELIX ENE OF SAO FELIX DO XINGU.
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Geographic areas

Country State
Brazil Para

Comments on the location information

  • IN HEADWATERS OF RIO CATETE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Nickel Primary
Iron Primary
Cobalt Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chlorite Ore
Garnierite Ore
Serpentine Ore
Vermiculite Ore
Goethite Gangue
Hematite Gangue
Olivine Gangue
Pyroxene Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Spinel Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 110
USGS model code 38a
BC deposit profile B02
Deposit model name Lateritic Ni

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Gabbro > Norite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Anorthosite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Ultramafic Intrusive Rock > Peridotite
    Rock unit name Xingu Complex, Puma Ultramafic-Mafic Complex
    Rock description Xingu Complex, Puma Ultramafic-Mafic Complex;Xingu Complex, Puma Ultramafic-Mafic Complex
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Ultramafic Intrusive Rock

Nearby scientific data

(1) -51.08248, -6.40168

Ore body information

  • Thickness 3.7M

Comments on the geologic information

  • PUMA ULTRAMAFIC-MAFIC COMPLEX OUTCROPS 23 KM IN ENE DIRECTION AND IS ABOUT 3 KM WIDE. ULTRAMAFICS HAVE AN OUTCROP WIDTH OF 600-2200 M.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1973

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Mineracao Serras Do Sul Ltda. (Minerasul) .
    First year 1973
    Last year 1978

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1986
    Total resources 12,500,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Nickel Ni 1.95 wt-pct Nickel Major 1986
    Iron Fe 25.6 wt-pct Iron Major 1986
    Cobalt Co 0.077 wt-pct Cobalt Minor 1986

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ORE, TOTAL RESERVE. ORE (1) MEASURED, ORE (2), INDICATED, ORE (3) INFERRED.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS TC30089

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CESAR, P. DE A.B., 1984, PRINCIPAIS DEPOSITOS MINERAIS: CONCEITOS, METODOLOGIA, E LISTAGEM, CAPITULO IX, IN GEOLOGIA DO BRASIL, EDS., C. SCHOBBENHAUS, D. DE A. CAMPOS, G.R. DERZE, AND H.E. ASMUS: DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DA PRODUCAO MINERAL, PP. 359-419.

  • Deposit

    HEIM, S.L., AND DECASTRO FILHO, L.W., 1986, JAZIDA DE NIQUEL LATERITICO DE PUMA-ONCA, MUNICIPIO DE SAO FELIX DO XINGU, PARA, IN PRINCIPAIS DEPOSITOS MINERAIS DO BRASIL, EDS., C. SCHOBBENHAUS AND C.E.S. COELHO: MINISTERIO DAS MINAS E ENERGIA, BRASILIA, V. 11, P. 347-368.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

  • Reserve-Resource

    CESAR (1984). HEIM AND DE CASTRO FILHO (1986).

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DEPOSIT AREA IS 50970 SQ MILES. THREE TYPES OF MINERALIZED MATERIAL: SAPPOLITE, LIMONITE, SAPROLITE, SILICA BOXWORK THAT OCCUR ON HILL SLOPES, ON FLAT TOPS AND IN DEPRESSIONS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-92 Norman J Page U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAR-94 Page, Norman J. U.S. Geological Survey