|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 15' 54'' South , 69° 4' 18'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-24.26500,-69.07167|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Atacama Desert, Chile|
|Owned/operated by:||BHP (57.5%), Rio Tinto Group (30%)|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina La Escondida|
Recently replaced Chuquicamata as the largest copper mine in the world. 170 km SE of Antofagasta.
A 'super giant' copper deposit.
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43 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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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.