Porphyry copper prospect in Cauca, Colombia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Colombia-Ecuador Miocene Chaucha (005pCu1005)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Colombia
State or province Cauca
Geographic location -76.883333333, 2.1
Geologic map unit -76.883333333, 2.1
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 17.4Ma
Age determination method K-Ar
Age range 17.4 ±0.4 Ma
Age reference Sillitoe and others (1982)
Minerals calcite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, pyrite
Associated rocks dacite porphyry, schist, basalt, molasse
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name Andes
References Sillitoe (1988); Sillitoe and others (1982); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)