chuquicamata copper porphyry complex



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Discovery and Geology of the Toki Porphyry Copper Deposit ,

Jan 01, 2005· At the district scale, the mineralizing events that generated the Toki deposit at ~37 Ma preceded emplacement of the giant Chuquicamata porphyry copper complex, dated between 35 and 31 Ma Evidence from Toki confirms that this world-class copper district is characterized by several discrete pulses of intrusion and mineralization...

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LA TECA GOLD-COPPER PORPHYRY TARGET, CHILE

Mar 18, 2015· coincident signature is also evidenced at the Chuquicamata, Collahuasi, Quebrada Blanca, Radomiro Tomic, and Escondida8 porphyry copper min The de-magnetisation is possibly due to alteration of the magnetic andesites by magnetite destructive phyllic alteration emanating from the porphyry complex at depth (eg Cadia East whilst magnetic at depth...

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PorterGeo Database - Ore Deposit Description

The main Chuquicamata and associated Radomiro Tomic and Mina Ministro Hales (previously MM or Mina Mansa) porphyry copper-molybdenum deposits and the Mina Sur (Exotica) exotic copper orebody are located in northern Chile, some 240 km north-east of Antofagasta and 1690 km north of Santiago (#Location: 22° 17' 10"S, 68° 54' 02"W) District Setting The mines of the Chuquicamata district are ....

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Types of Copper Deposits in the World | An Investor's ,

Sep 08, 2020· To date, some of the biggest copper finds have been the Kennecott copper mine, a large-scale porphyry deposit, the Chuquicamata copper porphyry complex and, of ,...

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These 10 mines will set the copper price for the next ,

Production from Chuquicamata underground will be 320kt copper and 15t molybdenum per year once the transition is complete Radomiro Tomic; Radomiro Tomic, another open-pit copper porphyry, rounds out the list of top ten list The operation is located in the Chilean Andes, 4km from Chuquicamata mine and is also wholly-owned by CODELCO...

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Porphyry Copper Deposits | Geology for Investors

Jul 23, 2013· Most of the world’s copper is extracted from a type of mineral deposit called a “porphyry copper” If you’ve seen a picture of a great big open-pit mining operation odds are that it was a porphyry copper deposit Some of the biggest man-made holes in the ground are porphyry copper mines: Bingham Copper Mine, Utah, and Chuquicamata in Chile, and two of the largest...

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U-Pb zircon geochronology of granitic rocks from the ,

May 15, 2021· This study reports the results of a comprehensive geochronological study of Tertiary plutonic rocks in the Chuquicamata-El Abra porphyry copper belt of northern Chile Zircon U-Pb isotope ages of 22 intrusions from the composite Los Picos-Fortuna–Pajonal-El Abra igneous complex, Radomiro Tomic mine, and Opache prospect were determined by ....

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Porphyry - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Porphyry deposits are large (from 100 million to several billion metric tons [t]), low-grade (02–15 wt% copper, < 001–03 wt% molybdenum, and < 001–1 g/t gold; Fig 3), disseminated and breccia deposits commonly hosted both in granitoid intrusions and the overlying country rocks, and directly associated with granitoid porphyry dikes or plugs...

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Chuquicamata | Article about Chuquicamata by The Free ,

Chuquicamata, a hydrothermal deposit of porphyry copper, is confined to a large meridional intrusion (20 km long and 3 to 4 km wide) of porphyritic monzonite The commercial ores connected with the thick (more than 300 m) zone of oxidation form a steep stockwork that is 08 km wide and about 3 km long...

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Timing and formation of porphyry Cu–Mo mineralization in ,

Jan 11, 2013· Chile is the major copper producer in the world with more than 526 Mt of copper in 2011 (cochilco)Most of the copper resources are centered in porphyry copper deposits, and some of the largest deposits of this type, such as Chuquicamata, Escondida, and Collahuasi among others, are located in northern Chile...

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Deposit Portal - Chuquicamata

Virtually the entire ore deposit at Chuquicamata is hosted by and related to the 36 to 33 Ma Chuqui Porphyry Complex which comprises a number of phases, many of which do not have well defined contacts Where unaltered, all are composed of plagioclase, quartz, K-feldspar, biotite and hornblende with accessory titanite and magnetite...

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Chuquicamata Copper Mine, Northern region of Chile

The Chuquicamata copper mine is located in the Codelco Norte Division, lying approximately 1,650km north of Santiago, Chile It is located within the north-north east-trending intrusive complex named Chuqui porphyry complex A 4m to 6m-thick and 150 to 200m-wide regional fault controls the mineralization at the project site...

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(PDF) Timing and formation of porphyry Cu–Mo ,

Timing and formation of porphyry Cu–Mo mineralization in the Chuquicamata district, northern Chile: new constraints from the Toki cluster × , The Timing of Magmatism and Ore Formation in the El Abra Porphyry Copper Deposit, Northern Chile: Implications for Long-Lived Multiple-Event Magmatic-Hydrothermal Porphyry Systems...

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Evolution of the hydrothermal alteration at the ,

Chuquicamata, in northern Chile, is one of the world's greatest natural concentrations of copper The Chuqui Intrusive Complex (CIC), developed during the Eocene-Oligocene, is composed of the heavily mineralized and hydrothermally altered Este, Oeste and Banco porphyries, and truncated by the West Fault Juxtaposed across the West Fault lies the unaltered and unmineralized Fortuna Intrusive ....

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Chuquicamata (MRDS #10079698) CU - USGS

results of 1991 exploration around chuquicamata have been positive and are being evaluated ore grades are similar to those in the current main pit ; millcap: 16,865 st/d ; econ: complex includes a mill, concentrator, smelter and refinery codelco invests about $250 million annually in new equipment and infrastructure...

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Timing and formation of porphyry Cu-Mo mineralization in ,

The recently discovered Toki cluster, which includes the Toki, Quetena, Genoveva, Miranda, and Opache porphyry Cu-Mo prospects, is located 15 km south-southwest of the Chuquicamata-Radomiro Tomic mines in northern Chile These prospects occur in an area of 5 × 6 km and are completely covered with Neogene alluvial deposits Inferred resources for the cluster are estimated at about 20 Mt of ....

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Chuquicamata, Porphyry copper deposit

Cuadra, P, and Camus, F, 1998, The Radomiro Tomic porphyry copper deposit, northern Chile, in Porter, TM, ed, Porphyry and hydrothermal copper and gold deposits ....

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A paleomagnetic study within the Chuquicamata porphyry ,

The Chuquicamata porphyry copper deposit is longitudinally eut by a major N-S fault, the West Fissure Several structural studies (Reutter et a1l996; Tomlinson and Blanco, 1997) indicate large sinistral displacement Sinistral displacements should be characterized by counterclockwise rotations...

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Super Porphyry Copper & Gold Deposits - A Global ,

The Chuquicamata deposit is hosted by a NNE elongated, tabular, 14 x 15 km intrusive complex, which is subvertical to steeply west dipping This complex, which extends from the Chuquicamata open pit to the RT mine, is known as the Chuqui Porphyry (Chuqui Porphyry) and comprises three phases, the East, West and Banco porphyri...

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Porphyry copper deposit - Wikipedia

Porphyry copper deposits are copper ore bodies that are formed from hydrothermal fluids that originate from a voluminous magma chamber several kilometers below the deposit itself Predating or associated with those fluids are vertical dikes of porphyritic intrusive rocks from which this deposit type derives its name In later stages, circulating meteoric fluids may interact with the magmatic ....

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U-Pb zircon geochronology of granitic rocks from the ,

May 15, 2021· This study reports the results of a comprehensive geochronological study of Tertiary plutonic rocks in the Chuquicamata-El Abra porphyry copper belt of northern Chile Zircon U-Pb isotope ages of 22 intrusions from the composite Los Picos-Fortuna–Pajonal-El Abra igneous complex, Radomiro Tomic mine, and Opache prospect were determined by ....

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(PDF) Geology of the Chuquicamata Mine: A Progress Report

Mar 01, 2001· Fine T exture porphyry make up the Chuqui Porphyry Complex East porphyry, the dominant host rock, has a , A large proportion of the copper at Chuquicamata occurs in...

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Chapter 7 By-Products of Porphyry Copper and Molybdenum ,

©2016 Society of Economic Geologists, Inc Reviews in Economic Geology, v 18, pp 137–164 Chapter 7 By-Products of Porphyry Copper and Molybdenum Deposits David A John1,† and Ryan D Taylor2 1 US Geological Survey, MS 901, 345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, California 94025-3591 2 US Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, MS 973, Box 25046, Denver, Colorado 80225...

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DISCOVERY AND GEOLOGY OF THE TOKI PORPHYRY ,

The Toki porphyry copper deposit is located approximately 15 km southwest of the Chuquicamata–Radomiro Tomic , tonalitic porphyry complex and breccias, that intrude Cretaceous , emplacement of the giant Chuquicamata porhyry complex, dated between 35 ,...

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Geochemistry of the Triassic and Eocene igneous host rocks ,

ABSTRACT: The MMH deposit is a large, tabular shaped porphyry copper type deposit located 7 km to the south of, on the west side of the regional fault that truncates Chuquicamata The host rock at MMH is predominantly Triassic MM Granodiorite, intruded by the MM Porphyry and MM Quartz Porphyry ,...

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DISCOVERY AND GEOLOGY OF THE TOKI PORPHYRY ,

The Toki porphyry copper deposit is located approximately 15 km southwest of the Chuquicamata–Radomiro Tomic , tonalitic porphyry complex and breccias, that intrude Cretaceous , emplacement of the giant Chuquicamata porhyry complex, dated between 35 ,...

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Super Porphyry Copper & Gold Deposits - A Global ,

The Chuquicamata deposit is hosted by a NNE elongated, tabular, 14 x 15 km intrusive complex, which is subvertical to steeply west dipping This complex, which extends from the Chuquicamata open pit to the RT mine, is known as the Chuqui Porphyry (Chuqui Porphyry) and comprises three phases, the East, West and Banco porphyri...

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Geology of Porphyry Copper Deposits

Mar 22, 2015· Porphyry copper deposits ppt Here let’s understand the geology of porphyries and iron oxide copper gold deposits or IOCG as they are known These are somewhat the giants of the ore deposits world As a mining interested learner, the geology of porphyry copper deposits is vital to your education Now in the first Exploration Geology Course I discussed how because our current mining ....

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THE CHUQUICAMATA INTRUSIVE COMPLEX: ITS RELATION ,

1) The Fortuna Intrusive Complex is not cogenetic with the Este Porphyry of the Chuquicamata Intrusive Complex 2) The potassic alteration zone of the Este Porphyry is not a superimposed effect on the Este Porphyry by some extraneous magma, such as the Banco Porphyry, but represents a more evolved hydrous stage in the evolution of the Este ....

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Porphyry Copper Deposits in the , - Rockstone Research

Dec 16, 2011· The porphyry copper deposit Chuquicamata in Chile Chuquicamata (also known as Chuqui; 220 km north-east of Antofagasta in Chile) is the largest (known) copper deposit in the world For many years, it was also the mine with the biggest yearly copper production, whereas in late 1990s it was overtopped by the Minera Escondida which was only ....

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