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Toquepala Mine, Barrio Obrero, Tacna Province, Tacna Department, Peru

Latitude: 17°14'42"S
Longitude: 70°36'50"W
A large modern open-pit copper-rhenium-molybdenum mine in copper porphyry, disseminated fine-grained sulphide ore with abundant anhydrite veins and tourmaline breccias.
Owned by SPCC. Reserves: 700 million tons @ 0.74% Cu. Crystal vugs are either rare or nonexistent. The oxide zone has been completely consumed. Located not far from the Moquegua department border.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Albite
Andalusite
Anhydrite
Anilite
'Apatite'
'Biotite'
Bornite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Copper
Digenite
Enargite
Epidote
Galena
'Garnet'
Gypsum
Hematite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
'Limonite'
Magnetite
Molybdenite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Pyrite
Pyrophyllite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
Roxbyite
Rutile
Siderite
Sphalerite
Tetrahedrite
'Tourmaline'


35 entries listed. 27 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Peru
  • Tacna Department
    • Tacna Province

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References

- Mining Annual Review (1985): 118.
- Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.

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