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Zaldívar mine (Zaldívar deposit), La Escondida Mine, Escondida, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 12' 54'' South , 69° 3' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.21523,-69.06097
Other regions containing this locality:Atacama Desert, Chile
Owned/operated by:Barrick Gold Corporation (50%), Antofagasta plc (50%)
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Porphyry copper deposit.

No specimens are allowed out of this mine - all will be confiscated and destroyed.

Located N of Escondida and approx. 175 km SE of Antofagasta city.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


9 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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Mesozoic
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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342.

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