Alto Dorado

Porphyry copper prospect in La Libertad, Peru

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Peru-Ecuador middle–late Miocene La Granja (005pCu1006)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Peru
State or province La Libertad
Geographic location -78.183333333, -8.166666667
Geologic map unit -78.183333333, -8.166666667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range mid-Miocene–late Miocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals alunite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, kaolinite/dickite, epidote, jarosite, magnetite, malachite, phlogopite, pyrite, pyrophyllite, sericite, tenorite
Associated rocks breccia, andesite, andesite porphyry, diorite, granodiorite, tuff
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age mid-Miocene–late Miocene or younger

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Drill core samples from stockwork at 46 to 201 m depth grade 0.1 to 1.2 g/t Au and 0.1 to 0.69% Cu. Exposed. Cu-Au subtype(?).
Study area name Andes
References Candente Resource Corp. (2004a); Candente Resource Corp. (2004b); Singer and others (2005); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)