Eldorado 2001
The New World Au & FeOx Cu-Au of South America
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[La Coipa pit] [Steam heat]

At the La Coipa mine, Chile.   Left: The alteration zones of the mineralised system are obvious in the main pit.   Centre: The steam heated overprint of the vuggy silica alteration zone in the upper levels of the deposit.   Right: Carlos Peralta, exploration geologist for Compañia Minera Mantos de Oro points out features of the deposit to Gustavo Zulliger of Rio Tinto, Argentina.
Photographs by Mike Porter

[Carlos P]

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