La Voluntad

Porphyry copper deposit in Neuquén, Argentina

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Argentina
State or province Neuquén
Geographic location -70.633333333, -39.183333333
Geologic map unit -70.633333333, -39.183333333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 281Ma
Age determination method K-Ar biotite
Age range 281 ±4 Ma
Age reference Sillitoe (1977)
Minerals arsenopyrite, apatite, biotite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, epidote, hematite, limonite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite, wolframite, zeolite
Associated rocks tonalite porphyry, andesite, conglomerate, dacite, mudstone, rhyolite, sandstone, granite, granodiorite, quartz diorite, tuff
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 250Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.15%
Contained copper 380,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Exposed.
Study area name Andes
References Garrido and Dominguez (1999); Sillitoe (1977); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)