Los Pinos

Porphyry copper deposit in Lima, Peru

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Peru-Ecuador Cretaceous Almacen (005pCu1007)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Peru
State or province Lima
Geographic location -76.139444444, -12.975833333
Geologic map unit -76.139444444, -12.975833333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Cretaceous or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcocite, chalcopyrite, cuprite, galena, garnet, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite
Associated rocks breccia, granodiorite porphyry, quartz monzonite, granodiorite, limestone
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 38Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.4%
Contained copper 150,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name Andes
References Anonymous (1994c); Simons (1964?); Vidal (1985); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)
Anonymous, 1994a, Arequipa acquires Peruvian company: Northern Miner, v. 80, no. 41, December 12, p.16.
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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
Vidal, C., 1985, Metallogenesis associated with the Coastal Batholith of Peru—A review, in Pitcher, W.S., Atherton, M.P., Cobbing, E.J., and Beckinsale, R.D., eds., Magmatism at a plate edge, the Peruvian Andes: London, Blackie, p. 243–249.