Filo Colorado

Porphyry copper prospect in Catamarca, Argentina

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Argentina Miocene–Pliocene Bajo de la Alumbrera (005pCu1014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Argentina
State or province Catamarca
Geographic location -66.216666667, -27.383333333
Geologic map unit -66.216666667, -27.383333333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range late Miocene–early Pliocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals biotite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, chlorite, covellite, epidote, limonite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, tourmaline
Associated rocks breccia, rhyodacite porphyry, andesite, basalt, granite, schist
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age late Miocene–early Pliocene or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Resource: 9 Mt at 0.25% Cu, 0.02% Mo, and 0.02 g/t Au.
Study area name Andes
References Guillou (1999); Koukharsky and Mirré (1976); Sasso and Clark (1998); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)