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Porphyry copper prospect in Antofagasta, Chile

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Chile Eocene–Oligocene Chuquicamata (005pCu1010)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Chile
State or province Antofagasta
Geographic location -69.233333333, -23.3
Geologic map unit -69.233333333, -23.3
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Eocene–Oligocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals atacamite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, chlorite, clay minerals, pyrite, sericite, tenorite
Associated rocks sandstone, volcanic rocks
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Eocene–Oligocene or younger

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Preliminary resources: 63 Mt at 0.46% Cu of oxide ore (0.25% cut-off grade) and 137 Mt of sulfide ore at 0.56% Cu (0.4% cut-off grade).
Study area name Andes
References Antofagasta PLC (2001b); Antofagasta PLC (2003); Maksaev (2001); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)