Domeyko Fault

The Domeyko Fault (Spanish: Falla Domeyko) or Precordilleran Fault System is a geological fault located in Northern Chile.[1] The fault is of the strike-slip type and runns parallel to the Andes, the coast and the nearby Atacama Fault. The fault originated in the Eocene.[1] Along its length the Domeyko Fault hosts several porphyry copper deposits including Chuquicamata, Collahuasi, El Abra, El Salvador, La Escondida and Potrerillos.[2] The fault is named after 19th century geologist Ignacy Domeyko.

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  1. 1 2 Hoffmann-Rothe, Arne; Kukowski, Nina; Dresen, Georg; Echtler, Helmut; Oncken, Onno; Klotz, Jürgen; Scheuber, Ekkehard; Kellner, Antje (2006). "Oblique Convergence along the Chilean Margin: Partitioning, Margin-Parallel Faulting and Force Interaction at the Plate Interface". In Oncken, Onno; Chong, Guillermo; Franz, Gerhard; Giese, Peter; Götze, Hans-Jürgen; Ramos, Víctor A.; Strecker, Manfred R.; Wigger, Peter. The Andes: Active Subduction Orogeny. p. 125–146. ISBN 3-540-24329-1.
  2. Robb, Laurence (2007). Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes (4th ed.). Malden, United States: Blackwell Science Ltd. p. 104. ISBN 0-632-06378-5.
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