Porphyry copper prospect in Mendoza, Argentina

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Argentina Permian San Jorge (005pCu1016ab)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Argentina
State or province Mendoza
Geographic location -69.439166667, -32.137777778
Geologic map unit -69.439166667, -32.137777778
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 264Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 270–257 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals arsenopyrite, biotite, bornite, calcite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, tourmaline
Associated rocks breccia, dacite porphyry, diorite, quartz diorite, argillite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Middle Permian–Late Permian

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Drill holes: 0.14 to 0.5% Cu, 0.13 to 8.1 g/t Au. Exposed.
Study area name Andes
References Madrid and Williams (1999); Sillitoe (1977); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)