Porphyry copper prospect in Chiapas, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Cocos (003pCu4004)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Chiapas
Geographic location -92.330760879, 15.319772518
Geologic map unit -92.330760879, 15.319772518
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 5.6Ma
Age determination method Pb alpha age
Age range 5.6 Ma(?)
Age reference Barton and others (1995)
Minerals anhydrite, biotite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, ilmenite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks andesite, andesite porphyry, conglomerate, dacite, quartz diorite, granodiorite, limestone, pyroclastics, quartz diorite porphyry, sandstone, tonalite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Minor commodities Zn, Ag
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry target explored by Southern Copper Corp. (became Santa Catalina Mining Corp. in 1994) =0.8% Cu reported. Assocaited with Central American strike-slip faulting and southern Mexico collisional arc.Stockwork and disseminated chalcopyrite-molybdenite-pyrite veinlets; alteration (biotite-kspar-sericite-quartz-pyrite; epidote-chlorite-pyrite-goethite). Cluster of prospects on Servicio Geológico Mexicano 250K map. Alteration: unknown.
Study area name Mexico
References Singer and others (2008); Barton and others (1995); Damon, Shafiqullah and Clark (1983); Sillitoe (1976); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2010)