Porphyry copper prospect in Cajamarca, Peru

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names El Paramo
Tract name Peru-Ecuador middle–late Miocene La Granja (005pCu1006)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Peru
State or province Cajamarca
Geographic location -79.206944444, -5.715
Geologic map unit -79.206944444, -5.715
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range mid-Miocene–late Miocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals bornite, calcite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, covellite, Cu-oxides, magnetite, molybdenite, muscovite/sericite, pyrite
Associated rocks quartz porphyry, dacite porphyry, dacite, diorite, granodiorite, metasedimentary rocks, sandstone
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age mid-Miocene–late Miocene or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name Andes
References INGEMMET (2001e); Petersen and Vidal (1996); Simons (1964?); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)
INGEMMET, 2001e, Paramo: Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico of Peru, INGEMMET database (referenced Flores, Ñ.G., 1975, Informe geologico preliminar del area anomalia de el Paramo. S.G.M.; Mamani, M.A., 1975, Informe de las actividades realizadas en el area anomalia de el Paramo (Jaen), S.G.M.).
Petersen, U., and Vidal, C.E., 1996, Magmatic and tectonic controls on the nature and distribution ofcopper deposits in Peru, in Camus, F., Sillitoe, R.H., and Petersen, R., eds., Andean copper deposits—New discoveries, mineralization, styles and metallogeny: Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication, no. 5, p. 1–18.
Simons, F.S., [1964?], The mineral deposits of Peru: Tucson, Ariz., U.S. Geological Survey Latin American Archive, unpub. manuscript, 1715 p., and 337 figures, and tables and oversize maps.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at