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Los Bronces Mine (Rio Blanco-Los Bronces deposit), Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 8' 20'' South , 70° 16' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.13889,-70.27778
Owned/operated by:Anglo American plc
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina los Bronces, Provincia de Santiago, Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile


A copper and molybdenum mine, started in 1970. The open pit is 5,000 meters long, 300 meters wide & 100 meters deep. Produced 10,000 tons ore/day.



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36 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


Localities in this Region

Chile
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region

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References

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- Mining Annual Review( 1985):225.
- Econ Geol (1985) 80:1544-1565.
- Frikken, P and Cooke, DR and Walshe, JL and Archibald, DA and Skarmeta, J and Serrano, L and Vargas, R (2005): Mineralogical and Isotopic Zonation in the Sur-Sur Tourmaline Breccia, Rio Blanco-Los Bronces Cu-Mo Deposit, Chile: Implications for Ore Genesis. Economic Geology, 100, 935-961.
- Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.

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