Colombia Gold and Porphyry Project
MDRU has initiated a 3 year project on the gold metallogeny of Colombia, focusing on the Middle Cauca belt, Antioquia/Caldas and on the California-Vetas gold district (> 14 Moz Au) in the Eastern Cordillera, Santander. The main project aim is to significantly improve the understanding of characteristics, timing, tectonic setting and igneous associations of gold rich porphyry and epithermal style mineralization. Most students and senior researchers on this project are Colombian nationals which underlines our commitment to international collaboration and training.
Panoramic view to SW along the La Baja trend, California-Vetas district.
Specific project themes include:
- • Paragenetic evolution of mineralization and alteration at the La Bodega/La Mascota deposit, California-Vetas district
• Timing of different styles of alteration and mineralization and relationship to magmatism in both the middle Cauca belt and California-Vetas district.
• Regional structural setting of porphyry mineralization and relative timing of deformation and mineralization.
• Geochemistry of igneous rocks and relationship to porphyry style mineralization
|Thomas Bissig||Project Manager||MDRU / UBC|
|Craig Hart||Principal Investigator||MDRU / UBC|
|Luis Carlos Mantilla||Senior Researcher||Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia|
|Ana Guerra||PhD Candidate||MDRU / UBC|
|Alfonso Rodriguez||MSc Candidate||MDRU / UBC|
|Chelsea Raley||BSc Completed April 2012||MDRU / UBC|
Sponsorship to the project includes Anglo American Exploration Ltd., Anglogold Ashanti Ltd., Barrick Gold Corp., Eco Oro Minerals Corp. (Greystar Resources Ltd.), Sunward Resources Ltd., Teck Resources Ltd. and AUX Colombia Lta. (Formerly Ventana Gold Corp.) For more information, contact Thomas Bissig.
Visible gold in the Miraflores Breccia pipe, Quinchia district, middle Cauca belt.
Sponsor Meeting planned for Sept. 28 in Medellin.
Ana Guerra in the field.
Chelsea Raley completes BSc Honours thesis on the La Plata prospect, California - Vetas district.
Fieldwork initiated in the Middle Cauca Belt.
Ana Guerra begins her PhD.
Dr. Luis Mantilla Figueroa joins the project as a visiting professor from the Univ. Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.