Zaldívar mine (Zaldívar deposit), La Escondida Mine, Escondida, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
|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 ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
9 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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66 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.