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The geology, geochemistry and geochronology of the El Abra Mine, Chile, and the adjacent Pajonal-El Abra suite of intrusions

Valente, Dianne Lee

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The El Abra Porphyry Copper Deposit is a major deposit located 1650 km north of Santiago in the El Loa Province, Northern Chile. It occurs within the Late Eocene- Oligocene aged, north-south trending, Domeyko Cordillera which hosts a number of major copper-porphyry deposits including Chuquicamata. The deposit is spatially associated with the El Abra - Pajonal igneous suite consisting of eleven calc-alkaline intrusions ranging in composition from alkali feldspar granite to quartz...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2008-07
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/109312

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