Taca Taca Alto

Porphyry copper prospect in Salta, Argentina

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Taca Taca Upper
Tract name Argentina Eocene–Oligocene Taca Taca Bajo (005pCu1011)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Argentina
State or province Salta
Geographic location -67.783333333, -24.566666667
Geologic map unit -67.783333333, -24.566666667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 29Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 29 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals alunite, biotite, bornite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, digenite, epidote, galena, hematite, limonite, magnetite, molybdenite, rutile, pyrite, pyrophyllite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite, tourmaline, zunyite
Associated rocks breccia, dacite porphyry, rhyodacite porphyry, andesite, dacite, granite, granodiorite, ignimbrite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Oligocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Resources: 19 Mt at 0.29% Cu, 0.08% Mo, and 0.03 g/t Au. Exposed.
Study area name Andes
References Blower (2003); Rubinstein and others (1999); Sillitoe (1977); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)