Bajo de la Leona

Porphyry copper prospect in Santa Cruz, Argentina

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 708
Tract name Argentina, Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic, Bajo de la Leona (005pCu1019)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Argentina
State or province Santa Cruz
Geographic location -67.308333333, -48.075
Geologic map unit -67.308333333, -48.075
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 200Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range ~200 Ma
Age reference Márquez and Godeas (1999)
Minerals azurite/malachite, betekhtinite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, covellite, cuprite, delafossite, digenite, electrum, enargite, galena, hematite/specularite, limonite, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite, tennantite/tetrahedrite, tenorite
Associated rocks aplite, granodiorite porphyry, basalt, volcanoclasics, granite, granodiorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic–Early Jurassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Average grades: 1.71% Cu, 26.1 g/t Ag.
Study area name Andes
References Cunningham and others (2007); Márquez and Godeas (1999); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Cunningham and others (2008)