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Eldorado 2001
The New World Au & FeOx Cu-Au Deposits of South America
3 October to 2 November 2001
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LITERATURE COLLECTION
Volume 2 - Andean Iron Oxide Cu-Au
Overview
  • Geological Map of Section of Andean South America showing the deposits to be visited.
  • Iron oxide Copper-gold deposits in South America; Leveille R A, Marschik R, 2000; 31 International Geological Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6-17, 2000 - Abstract. 3p.
  • 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.
  • Mesozoic magmatic and tectonic events within the Andean plate boundary zone, 26°-17°30 S, North Chile; Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar mineral ages; Dallmeyer R D, Brown M, Grocott J, Taylor G K, Treloar P J - 1996, J. of. Geol., v104 pp 19-40.
  • Gold and copper metallogeny of the Central Andes - past, present and future exploration objectives: SEG Distinguished Lecture; Sillitoe R H, - 1992, Econ. Geol., v87 pp 2205-2216.
  • The cupriferous province of the Coastal Range, Northern Chile; Espinoza S, Veliz H, Esquival J, Arias J, Moraga A 1996; in Camus E, Sillitoe R H, Peterson R (Eds), Andean Copper Deposits: New Discoveries, Mineralisation, Styles and Metallogeny, Soc. Econ. Geol, Spec Pub no. 5 1996, pp 19-32.
Mantos Blancos
  • Geology of Mantos Blancos Mine; Ramirez Rodriguez R D, 1995; in Green S M, Struhsacker E, (Eds), Geology & Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera, Field Trip Guidebook compendium, 1995, Geol. Soc., Nevada, pp 466-481.
Manto Verde
  • Geology of the Manto Verde copper deposit, Northern Chile: A specularite-rich, hydrothermal-tectonic breccia related to the Atacama Fault Zone; Vila T, Lindsay N, Zamora R, 1996; in Camus E, Sillitoe R H, Peterson R (Eds), Andean Copper Deposits: New Discoveries, Mineralisation, Styles and Metallogeny, Soc. Econ. Geol, Spec Pub no. 5 1996, pp 157-170.
La Candelaria & Punta Del Cobre District
  • La Candelaria and the Punta del Cobre district, Chile: Early Cretaceous iron oxide Cu-Au(Zn-Ag) mineralisation; Marschik R, Leveille R A, Martin W 2000; in Porter T M (Ed), Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide, pp 163-175.
  • The Candelaria copper-gold deposit, Region III, Chile: Paragenesis, geochronology and fluid composition; Ullrich T D, Clark A H, 1999; in Stanley, et. al., (Eds), Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp 201-204.
  • Copper (-iron) mineralization and superposition of alteration events in the Punta del Cobre Belt, Northern Chile; Marschik R, Fontboté L - 1996; in Camus E, Sillitoe R H, Peterson R (Eds), Andean Copper Deposits: New Discoveries, Mineralisation, Styles and Metallogeny, Soc. Econ. Geol, Spec Pub no. 5 1996, pp 171-190.
  • The Candelaria copper-gold deposit, Chile; Ryan P J, Lawrence A L, Jenkins R A, Matthews J P, Zamora J C, Marino E, Diaz I U, 1995; in Pierce F W, Bolm J G, (Eds), Porphyry Copper Deposits of the American Cordillera, Arizona Geological Society Digest 20, pp 625-645.
El Romeral
  • The magnetite deposits of El Romeral, Chile; Bookstrom A A 1977; Econ Geol, v 72, pp 1101-1130.
  • Relationship between altered pyroxene diorite and the magnetite mineralisation in the Chilean Iron Belt, with emphasis on the El Algarrobo iron deposits (Atacama region, Chile); Ménard J J, 1995; Mineralium Deposita, v 30, pp 268-274.
Andacollo
  • The Andacollo strata-bound gold deposit, Chile, and its position in a porphyry copper-gold system; Reyes M 1991; Econ Geol, v 86, pp 1301-1316.
  • The manto-type gold deposits of Andacollo (Chile) revisited: a model based on fluid inclusion and geologic evidence; Oyarzun R, Ortega L, Sierra J, Lunar R 1996; Econ Geol, v 91, pp 1298-1309.
  • The Andacollo gold project, IV Region, Chile; Lincoln J B, Tellez C 1995; in Green S M, Struhsacker E, (Eds), Geology & Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera, Field Trip Guidebook compendium, 1995, Geol. Soc., Nevada, pp 492-495.
El Soldado - not to be visited
  • Geology of El Soldado, A stratabound copper deposit in the Central Chilean Coastal Range; El Soldado Geological Staff, 1995; in Green S M, Struhsacker E, (Eds), Geology & Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera, Field Trip Guidebook compendium, 1995, Geol. Soc., Nevada, pp 496-500.
  • The role of organic matter in the genesis of the El Soldado volcanic-hosted Manto-type Cu deposit, Chile; Wilson N S F, Zentilli M - 1999, Econ. Geol., v94, pp 1115-1136.
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This was another of the International Study Tours designed, developed, organised and escorted by T M (Mike) Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd (PGC) in joint venture with the Australian Mineral Foundation (AMF).  While the reputation and support of the AMF contributed to the establishment of the tours, after it ceased trading at the end of 2001, PGC has continued to develop, organise and manage the tour series.

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