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Porphyry copper deposit in Tarapacá, Chile

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 275
Tract name Chile-Peru Paleocene–Eocene Toquepala (005pCu1008)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Chile
State or province Tarapacá
Geographic location -69.45, -18.593333333
Geologic map unit -69.45, -18.593333333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Paleocene–Eocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, clay minerals, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks quartz porphyry, andesite, tonalite, volcanic-sedimentary rocks
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleocene–Eocene or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 500Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.2%
Contained copper 1,000,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name Andes
References Sillitoe (1981); Zappettini and others (2001); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)
Sillitoe, R.H., 1981, Regional aspects of the Andean porphyry copper belt in Chile and Argentina: Applied Earth Science, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Transactions, Section B, v. 90, p. B15–B36.
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.