Web Access Research Portal

Researcher: Testa, FJ (Mr Francisco Testa)

Fields of Research

Exploration geochemistry
Resource geoscience
Mineralogy and crystallography

Research Objectives

Copper ore exploration
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Mining and extraction of copper ores
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Along-strike segmentation of the Abanico Basin, central Chile: new chronological, geochemical and structural constraints; Lithos
Bismoclite (BiOCl) in the San Francisco de los Andes Bi–Cu–Au Deposit, Argentina. First occurrence of a bismuth oxychloride in a magmatic–hydrothermal breccia pipe and its usefulness as an indicator phase in mineral exploration; Minerals
Enhanced geochemical targeting in magmatic-hydrothermal systems
Executive summary AMIRA project P1060: enhanced geochemical targeting in magmatic-hydrothermal systems
La Americana Cu-Mo deposit, Chile
Lithological and hydrothermal alteration mapping of epithermal, porphyry and tourmaline breccia districts in the Argentine Andes using ASTER imagery; Remote Sensing
P1060 - achievements and explorers' toolbox
Physicochemical conditions of formation for bismuth mineralization hosted in a magmatic-hydrothermal breccia complex: an example from the Argentine Andes; Minerals
San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina
San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina
San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina (Rio Blanco-Los Bronces, Chile)
Tourmaline cemented breccia: San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina Rio Blanco-Los Bronces, Chile
Tourmaline Synthesis – Tourmaline mineral chemistry: a tool for vectoring and fertility assessments in magmatic-hydrothermal environments
Whole rock geochemistry - lessons learned from exploration

Research Projects

Geological and geochemical vectors to low sulfidation epithermal gold mineralization, Cerro Negro district, Deseado Massif, Argentina

Research Candidate Supervision