Pascua Lama project, Alto del Carmen, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 19' 23'' South , 70° 1' 23'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.32306,-70.02333|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
Open-pit gold-silver-copper project owned (as of 2007) by Barrick Gold Corp. Mineralization, both disseminated and of stockwork type, is hosted in late Paleozoic and mid-Tertiary intrusive and volcanic rocks, extending across the border into Argentina too (http://www.mindat.org/loc-156889.html). Located at around 4,600 meters elevation. Estimated 225 million tonnes of ore with an average grade of 1.98 g/t Au and 66 g/t Ag.
The project is controversial because of its economic and environmental consequences.
34 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Quaternary - Tertiary|
0 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)
Lithology: Volcanic rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.