Porphyry copper prospect in Chocó, Colombia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Colombia Paleocene–Eocene Acandi (005pCu1001)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Colombia
State or province Chocó
Geographic location -77.321388889, 8.487777778
Geologic map unit -77.321388889, 8.487777778
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 38Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 38 Ma
Age reference Carlos Mario Celada (oral commun., 2005)
Minerals albite, calcite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks tonalite, basalt
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Eocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Original resources: 625 Mt at 0.77% Cu, 0.024% Mo (Long, 1995); more recent reports suggest less than 62 Mt (Harris, 2006). Note that this was listed as a deposit in Singer and others (2005).
Study area name Andes
References Anonymous (1979); Harris (2006); Long (1995); Sillitoe (1988); Sillitoe and others (1982); Singer and others (2005); Singer and others (2008); Carlos Mario Celada (oral commun., 2005)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)