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Mina Justa deposit (Justa Cu deposit), Nazca Province, Ica, Perui
Regional Level Types
Mina Justa deposit (Justa Cu deposit)Deposit
Nazca ProvinceProvince
IcaRegion
PeruCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 15° 17' 0'' South , 75° 6' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -15.28333,-75.10833
GeoHash:G#: 6m694cgb0
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Minas de Marcona15,478 (2012)7.9km


Iron oxide–copper–(silver–gold) (IOCG type) deposit.

The property is licensed to the Chinese Shougang Institute of Geological Exploration.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu (–Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130; Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu (–Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu (–Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu (–Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu (–Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu (–Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu (–Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O TenoriteCuO
O CupriteCu2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CupriteCu2O
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187000
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Medium-high grade unclassified metamorphic rock

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. [154]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Yuming Chen (2007): Discovery of Justa Cu deposit in Peru. Geology and Prospecting 43(3), 56-59 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Yuming Chen and Kaitian Wang (2008): Lithogeochemical characteristics of the Justa copper deposit in Peru and the ore-prospecting effect. Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 32(2), 126-130 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Huayong Chen, T. Kurtis Kyser und Alan H. Clark (2011): Contrasting fluids and reservoirs in the contiguous Marcona and Mina Justa iron oxide–Cu–(Ag–Au) deposits, south-central Perú. Mineralium Deposita 46, 677-706.


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