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Alcaparrosa Mine (Mina Alcaparrosa), Candelaria Copper mining complex, Punta del Cobre District, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 27' 52'' South , 70° 16' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -27.46466,-70.27463
GeoHash:G#: 67n5bb5wf
Owned/operated by:Lundin Mining 
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2017
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


An underground mine commenced production in 1996.

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


No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

Detailed Mineral List:

'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
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'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
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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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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3189103
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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. [154]

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SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc (2017) Technical Report for the Candelaria Copper Mining Complex, Atacama Region, Region III, Chile. Prepared for Lundin Mining Corporation.


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