Porphyry copper prospect in Ica, Peru

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names El Puquio
Tract name Peru-Ecuador Cretaceous Almacen (005pCu1007)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Peru
State or province Ica
Geographic location -75.35, -13.929166667
Geologic map unit -75.35, -13.929166667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Cretaceous or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals biotite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, digenite, epidote, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, tourmaline
Associated rocks andesite porphyry, breccia, granodiorite, tonalite, dacitic tuff, diorite porphyry, granite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, limestone, quartz diorite, quartz diorite porphyry, quartzite, sandstone, shale
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous or younger

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Preliminary resource estimated by surface samples: 190 Mt at 0.24% Cu, maximum 0.5% Cu.
Study area name Andes
References Long (1995); Page and others (1988); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)