Chavez N2

Porphyry copper prospect in Ica, Peru

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Chavez N-2
Tract name Peru-Ecuador Cretaceous Almacen (005pCu1007)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Peru
State or province Ica
Geographic location -75.416666667, -14.233333333
Geologic map unit -75.416666667, -14.233333333
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, calcite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, covellite, cuprite, enargite, galena, hematite/specularite, kaolinite, limonite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite, tenorite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite porphyry, quartz latite porphyry, andesite, basalt, limestone
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous or younger

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Copper production in 1970 and 1987.
Study area name Andes
References Simons (1964?); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)
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¬óDatabase 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