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La Coipa mine, Diego de Almagro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 41' 59'' South , 69° 30' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -26.70000,-69.50000
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Name(s) in local language(s):La Coipa

An active Au-Ag mine.
Mineralization is hosted in Triassic sedimentary and volcano-dacitic rocks (Middle of Tertiary age).

Mineral List

40 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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66 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 1376536
Mesozoic mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)

Comments: This designation includes Precambrian iron-formation-bearing sedimentary and volcanic sequences, as well as mixed sedimentary and volcanic or volcaniclastic sequences.

Lithology: Mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- Ruiz Fuller, C., and Peebles, F. (1988): Geología de los yacimientos metalíferos de Chile. Fondecyt (Santiago de Chile), pp. xxx.
- Econ. Geol. (1991) 86, 1287-1300.
- 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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