|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): ||20° 57' 47'' South , 68° 42' 29'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal): ||-20.96306,-68.70833|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
A Cu-Mo-Ag deposit that comprises high-grade Cu-Ag-(Au) epithermal veins, superimposed on the core of a porphyry Cu-Mo orebody. Rosario has mining reserves of 1,094 million metric tons (Mt) at 1.03 percent copper. The Rosario reserve contains over 95 percent hypogene ore, whereas supergene-sulfide ores dominate at nearby Ujina and Quebrada Blanca deposits.
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19 valid minerals.
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- David R. Cooke, Glenton J. Masterman, Ron F. Berry and John L. Walshe (2005): The Rosario porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, northern Chile: Hypogene upgrading during gravitational collapse of the Domeyko Cordillera. Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge
Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing, China, 18–21 August 2005, 365-368.
- Glenton J. Masterman, David R. Cooke and Ron F. Berry (2005): Fluid Chemistry, Structural Setting, and Emplacement History of the Rosario Cu-Mo Porphyry and Cu-Ag-Au Epithermal Veins, Collahuasi District, Northern Chile. Economic Geology, 100, 835-862.
- Maksaev, V., Townley, B., Palacios, C., and Camus, F. (2007): Metallic ore deposits. In: Moreno, T., and Gibbons, W. (editors): The Geology of Chile. The Geological Society (London), pp. 414.