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 -76.75, 7.05
Geologic map unit -76.75, 7.05
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 54.7Ma
Age determination method K-Ar
Age range 54.7 ±1.3 Ma
Age reference Sillitoe and others (1982)
Minerals calcite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, magnetite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks tonalite porphyry, granodiorite, tonalite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Eocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Reported 1.5 to 2.5 g/t Au.
Study area name Andes
References Sillitoe (1988); Sillitoe and others (1982); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)