The Tabaco copper property is located 500km north of Santiago Chile.The property is situated on the Domeyko fault system which extends from Chile’s northern border with Peru, over 1,250 km south, almost to Santiago, This system is the main controlling feature for the northern Chile copper porphyry belt, represented by the Collahuasi, Quebrada Blanca, El Abra, Chuquicamata, La Escondida, El Salvador and Potrerillo mines.
Tabaco is known to have been worked for silver and gold as far back as the late 1800’s with copper being high graded in the 1930’s through to about the late 1960’s. Ore being taken from the Tabaco District and especially the Tabaco Mine veins reportedly ran over 25% copper, up to 12,500 g/t silver and from 1.5 to 30 g/t gold. The amount of material mined during these periods is not known. In 1962-63 forty four shallow holes drilled in the 0.25 km² Carmen area cut oxidized copper mineralization averaging 1% soluble copper over widths ranging from 10m–70m.
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