Porphyry copper deposits and prospects in the Andes Mountains of USGS
Jun 7 2022The Andes Mountains of South America host significant porphyry copper deposits. The region is the major global source of copper and an area of active mining exploration and development. The Andes region was included in USGS global compilations of porphyry deposits published by Singer and others in 2005 and 2008. Since that time many new discoveries and new resource data have become available.