Porphyry copper (Cu-Mo) deposit in Ancash, Peru

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Peru
State or province Ancash
Geographic location -77.896666667, -8.559722222
Geologic map unit -77.896666667, -8.559722222
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Mo
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Miocene–Pliocene
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals biotite, bornite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite
Associated rocks breccia, diorite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, pegmatite, quartz monzonite porphyry, quartz porphyry, andesite, granodiorite, monzonite, mudstone, quartzite, sandstone
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Miocene–Pliocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Tonnage (Mt) 34Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.85%
Mo grade (%) 0.031%
Contained copper 290,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Exposed.
Study area name Andes
References Bosc (1980); Duran Ventures Inc. (2004); Duran Ventures Inc. (2006); Petersen and Vidal (1996); Simons (1964?); Singer and others (2008); Singer and others (2005)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)
Bosc, E., 1980, Aguila, in Boggio, M.S., ed., El Perú Minero, v. IV, Yacimientos: Lima, Perú, p. 99–112.
Duran Ventures Inc., 2004, Summary Report on the Aguila property, west-central Peru: 47 p., accessed 2008, at properties/peru/aguila/report1.pdf. [Web page no longer available.]
Duran Ventures Inc., 2006, Duran confirms depth continuity of Aguila deposit: press release of October 23, 2006, 3 p., accessed 2008, at [Web page no longer available.]
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., 2005, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database, map, and grade and tonnage models: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2005-1060, [9] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at, 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