Porphyry copper prospect in Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chile

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Chile-Argentina Cretaceous Turbio (005pCu1020)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Chile
State or province Aisén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Geographic location -72.15, -46.033333333
Geologic map unit -72.15, -46.033333333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Cretaceous or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals biotite, calcite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, Cu-oxides, epidote, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, zeolite
Associated rocks breccia, granodiorite porphyry, quartz diorite porphyry, rhyodacite porphyry, andesite, dacite, dacitic breccia, ignimbrite, rhyolitic pyroclastics, tuff
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name Andes
References Candia and others (1994); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)
Candia, W., Suchomel, B., Kakarieka, A., and Oates, C., 1994, Turbio, un sistema tipo porfido cuprifero en la Cordillera Castillo, Aysen: Congreso Geologico Chileno, 7th, Actas, v. 2, p. 751–755.
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/.