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Manto Verde Mine, Mantoverde district, El Salado, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile

Mina Manto Verde

Copper-gold mineralized breccias with iron oxide matrix, occurring along the Manto Verde fault, which is a subsidiary branch of the regional strike-slip Atacama fault system. Mineralization and geology are similar to those of other depoits in the Punta del Cobre belt (not to be mistaken for the Punta del Cobre district). At present (2007), only oxidized copper ores are mined.

Mineral List

Arsenopyrite
Atacamite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Cuprite
'Garnet'
Hematite
var: Specularite
'K Feldspar'
Limonite
Magnetite
Malachite
Pyrite
Quartz
Tetrahedrite


17 entries listed. 12 valid minerals.

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References

- Ruiz Fuller, C., and Peebles, F. (1988): Yacimientos metalíferos de Chile. Fondecyt (Santiago de Chile), pp. xxx,
- Taylor, G.K. (2000): Palaeomagnetism applied to magnetic anomaly interpretation: a new twist to the search for mineralisation in northern Chile. Mineralium Deposita 35, 377-384.
- Ore Geology Reviews 102 (2007) 415-440.
- Maksaev, V., Townley, B., Palacios, C., and Camus, F. (2007): Metallic ore deposits. In: Moreno, T., and Gibbons, W. (editors): The Geology of Chile. The Geological Society (London), pp. 414.

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