Chapi

Porphyry copper prospect in Moquegua, Peru

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 269
Tract name Chile-Peru Paleocene–Eocene Toquepala (005pCu1008)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Peru
State or province Moquegua
Geographic location -71.357777778, -16.773611111
Geologic map unit -71.357777778, -16.773611111
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Paleocene–Eocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals atacamite, azurite/malachite, chalcanthite, chalcocite, chrysocolla, clay minerals, cuprite, digenite, epidote, gold, hematite, limonite, pyrite, rhodonite, sericite, tenorite
Associated rocks andesite porphyry, quartz porphyry, andesite, quartzite, limestone, sandstone, tuff
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleocene–Eocene or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Manto ore body contains 2 Mt at 3% Cu.
Study area name Andes
References Randall (1960); Zappettini and others (2001); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)
Randall, J.A., 1960, Geologia del distrito de cobre de Chapi: Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica del Peru, v. 35, p. 79–97.
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/.
Zappettini, Eduardo; Miranda-Angles, Vitaliano; Rodriguez S., Carolina; Palacios, Oscar; Cocking,Robert; Godeas, Marta; Uribe-Zeballos, Hernán; Vivallo S., Waldo; Paz, M.M.; Seggiaro, Raúl; Heuschmidt, Bertand; Gardeweg P., Moyra; Boulangger Rondoy, Elmere; Korzeniewski, Lidia I.; Mpodozis M., Constantino; Carpio R., Mario; and Rubiolo, Daniel, 2001, Mapa metalogénico de laregión fronteriza entre Argentina, Bolivia, Chile y Perú (14ºS–28ºS): Santiago, Chile, Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, Publicacion Geológica Multinacional No. 2, 222 p., 1 map, scale 1:1,000,000.