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GeologyoftheElToquiZnAuSkarn district,Aysen Region,Chile district Aysen Region Chile

StevenBussey WesternMiningServices AlejandroKakarieka IAMGOLDCorporation LarryMeinert SmithCollege

GeologyoftheElToquiZnAuSkarndistrict
Introduction RegionalGeologicSetting DistrictGeology Porvenir andAserradero Orebodies Zonation Geochronology Summary

Introduction Location

1300kmsouthof SantiagointheAysen Regionofsouthern Chile,SouthAmerica

Introduction ExplorationHistory
1970 1974 1983 1987 1991 1994 1997 2001 2006 2007 Discovery Metallgesellschaft AG El Toqui StartUp Lac Minerals Doa Rosa orebody discovery Barrick B i k Breakwater Resources Aserradero Gold Skarn discovery y Porvenir discovery Mina Profunda Gold Skarn discovery

RegionalGeologicSetting

Somuncura (NorthPatagonia)massif

Carboniferoussuture Carboniferous suture (Pankhurstetal.2006) RioMayoembayment Deseado massif

PatagoniaBatholith

ChonAike volcanicprovince

DistrictGeology Stratigraphy

DistrictGeology HostRockSequence

DistrictGeology MainMantolimestone

DistrictGeology GeologicMap

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Orebody, projected to surface Z i A t li Zuiga-Antolin Concordia Mallines Estatuas San Antonio M lli M i Mallin-Monica Doa Rosa Mina Profunda Aserradero Porvenir

DistrictGeology MainMantoAlteration

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Porvenir andAserradero Geology

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Porvenir andAserradero Geology

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Porvenir andAserradero Alteration

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3cm

blue-green pyroxene

red-brown garnet

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3cm
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Sphalerite PDT66334m

Arsenopyrite

Pyroxene

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Porvenir andAserradero Alteration

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Porvenir andAserradero Zn

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3cm

307.10m
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amphibole > pyroxene

pyroxene > amphibole

Shells replaced by sphalerite

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Porvenir andAserradero Au

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AserraderoOre

amphibole

arsenopyrite

sphalerite
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DistrictGeology AlterationatDepth

Porphyrystyle mineralization encountered atdepth at depth

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DistrictGeology AlterationatDepth

ATZ3973 ATZ 3 973

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DistrictGeology Zonation
Fe-poor sphalerite Pyrite-only Pb & Ag-rich As-poor No skarn minerals Chlorite, sericite, rhodochrosite Local silicification

Lower temperature offormation ff i

Fe-rich sphalerite p Pyrrhotite + pyrite Magnetite locally Pb & Ag-poor As-rich Late gold event Garnet, pyroxene skarn with a zone of late amphibole

Higher temperature temperature offormation

Au>2g/t

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DistrictGeology Geochronology

1 Palaciosetal.,1996 2 2 Townley and Palacios 1999 andPalacios,1999

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DistrictGeology MineralizationTiming
Possibility1
NorthToqui North Toqui carbonatereplacement andveins117Ma
SanAntonio rhyolitesills 120Ma

Possibility2
NorthandSouthToqui North and South Toqui ~117Ma

porphyrystyle porphyry style stockworks 118120Ma


SanAntonio rhyolitesills 120Ma

porphyrystyle stockworks 118120Ma

SouthToqui Zincskarnand Zi k d AuCoactinolite 111109Ma


Porvenir dacitesill 113Ma

SouthToqui Au Coactinolite AuCo actinolite 111109Ma


Porvenir dacitesill 113Ma

Au+Co+actinolite

Au+Co+actinolite

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Conclusions
Thedistrictiszonedfromhighertemperaturesinthe southtocoolertemperaturesinthenorth A hib l Amphibolegoldoverprintsthiszonationinthesouth ld i hi i i h h Twomineralizationeventsarerecognized:120117Ma and111 109Ma and 111109 Ma The120117Maeventisassociatedwithcompressive deformationandemplacementofrhyolitesills The111109Maeventisassociatedwithdacitesill emplacementat113Ma Goldmineralizationoccurredduringthe111109Ma G ld i li ti d d i th 111 109 M event

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ThankYou

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