Manto Verde Mine, Mantoverde district, El Salado, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||26° 33' 38'' South , 70° 19' 27'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-26.56059,-70.32434|
|Owned/operated by:||Audley Capital|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina Manto Verde|
Copper-gold mineralized breccias with iron oxide matrix, occurring along the Manto Verde fault, which is a subsidiary branch of the regional strike-slip Atacama fault system. Mineralization and geology are similar to those of other depoits in the Punta del Cobre belt (not to be mistaken for the Punta del Cobre district). At present (2007), only oxidized copper ores are mined.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
17 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 plutonic rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)
Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.
Lithology: Plutonic rocks
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.