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Cordillera '98
Porphyry Related Copper & Gold Deposits in the Cordillera of the Americas
16 March to 8 April 1998 - In Two Separate Modules
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Literature Collection:   Module 1 - South America
Overview
  • Geological map of South America showing the mines to be visited.
  • The Andes of Chile and Argentina; Mpodozis C, Ramos V, - 1989, in Ericksen G E, Cañas Pinochet M T, Reinemund J A (Eds), 1989, Geology of the Andes and its Relation to Hydrocarbon and Mineral Resources: Houston, Texas, Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral resources Earth Science Series, v 11, pp. 59-90.
  • Gold and copper metallogeny of the Central Andes - past, present and future exploration objectives; Sillitoe R H, - 1992, SEG Distinguished Lecture, in Econ. Geol., v 87, pp. 2205-2216.
  • Regional geological setting of epithermal gold deposits, Chile; Davidson J, Mpodozis C, - 1991, in Econ. Geol., v 86, pp. 1174-1186.
  • Chilean ore deposits and mineral belts; Ruiz-F C, Lowell J D - 1990, in Pacific Rim 90 Congress, AusIMM, Melb., pp. 275-283.
  • Tables from Production and reserves of Cordilleran (Alaska to Chile) porphyry copper deposits; Long K R, - 1995, in Pierce F W, Bolm J G (Eds), Porphyry Copper Deposits of the American Cordillera, Arizona Geol. Soc. Digest 20, pp. 51-68.
Los Bronces - Disputada
  • Porphyry Copper and Tourmaline Breccias at Los Bronces-Rio Blanco, Chile; Warnaars F W, Holmgren-D C, Barassi-F S, - 1985, in Econ. Geol., v80, pp. 1544-1565.
  • The late Miocene to early Pliocene Rio Blanco-Los Bronces copper deposit, Central Chilean Andes; Serrano L, Vargas R, Stambuk V, Aguilar C, Galeb M, Holmgren C, Contreras A, Godoy S, Vela I, Skewes M A, Stern C R - 1996, in Camus F, Sillitoe R H, Petersen R (Eds), Andean Copper Deposits: New Discoveries, Minerlisation, Styles and Metallogeny, Soc. Econ. Geologists Spec. Publ. No. 5, pp. 119-130.
El Teniente
  • Geology of the El Teniente orebody with emphasis on wall-rock alteration; Camus F - 1975, in Econ. Geol., v 70, pp 1341-1372.
El Indio
  • El Indio, Chile; Sillitoe R H - 1995, in Sillitoe R H, Exploration and Discovery of Base- and Precious-Metal Deposits in the Circum-Pacific Region During the Last 25 Years, Metal Mining Agency of Japan, pp. 68-70.
  • The El Indio - Tambo gold deposits, Chile; Siddeley G, Araneda R - 1986, in Macdonald A J, (Ed), Proceedings of Gold '86 Symposium, Toronto, 1986. pp. 445-456.
  • The El Indio gold, silver, copper deposit; Walthier N, Sirvas E, Araneda R - 1985, in E&MJ, Oct., 1985, pp. 38-42.
Chuquicamata
  • Chuquicamata, Chile, extract from Chapter 11 - Deposits Related to Intermediate to Felsic Intrusions; Guilbert J M, Park C F - 1986, in The Geology of Ore Deposits, Freeman, New York, pp. 418-426.
  • Alteration and hypogene mineralisation in the Chuquicamata porphyry copper deposit; Alvarez O, Flores R - 1985, in 4th Chilean Geological Congress, Antofagasta.
  • Evolution of permeability in an active ductile to brittle shear system controlling the mineralisation at the Chuquicamata porphyry copper deposit, Chile; Lindsay D D, Zentilli M, Ossandon-C G - 1995, in Clark A (Ed), Giant Ore Deposits - II, Dept. of Geol. Sciences, Queens Univ., Kingston, Ontario, pp. 62-89.
  • Recurrent mineralisation in the Chuquicamata porphyry copper system: Restrictions on genesis from mineralogical, geochronological and isotopic studies; Zentilli M, Graves M, Lindsay D - 1995, in Clark A (Ed), Giant Ore Deposits - II, Dept. of Geol. Sciences, Queens Univ., Kingston, Ontario, pp. 90-113.
  • Exotic deposits - products of lateral migration of supergene solutions from copper deposits; Munchmeyer C - 1996, in Camus F, Sillitoe R H, Petersen R (Eds), Andean Copper Deposits: New Discoveries, Minerlisation, Styles and Metallogeny, Soc. Econ. Geologists Spec. Publ. No. 5, pp. 43-58.
El Abra
  • Geology of the El Abra porphyry copper deposit, Chile; Ambrus J - 1977, in Econ. Geol., v 72, pp. 1062-1085.
  • Geological overview of the El Abra porphyry copper deposit, Chile; Dean D A, Graichen R E, Barrett L F, Burton W D - 1995, Cruzat A, Chong G, Carlo N, Bobenrieth L, 1996, Trip N - Copper and Gold Deposits of Chile, in Green S M, Struhsacker E (Eds), Geology and Ore deposits of the American Cordillera, Geol. Soc. of Nevada Field Trip Guidebook Compendium, 1995, Reno/Sparks, NV, pp. 457-464.
Escondida
  • Discovery of the La Escondida orebody; Lowell J D - 1991, in Econ. Geol. Mono 8, pp. 300-313.
  • Geology of the Escondida porphyry copper deposit, II Region, Chile; Ojeda-F J M - 1990, in Pacific Rim 90 Congress, AusIMM, Melb., pp. 473-483.
Alumbrera
  • Geology, alteration, mineralisation and genesis of the Bajo de la Alumbrera porphyry copper-gold deposit, Catamarca Province, Argentina; Guilbert J M - 1995, in Pierce F W, Bolm J G (Eds), Porphyry Copper Deposits of the American Cordillera, Arizona Geol. Soc. Digest 20, pp. 646-656.
  • Baja de La Alumbrera, Argentina; Sillitoe R H - 1995, in Sillitoe R H, Exploration and Discovery of Base- and Precious-Metal Deposits in the Circum-Pacific Region During the Last 25 Years, Metal mining Agency of Japan, pp. 21-23.

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