Porphyry copper prospect in Limón, Costa Rica

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Cocos (003pCu4004)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Costa Rica
State or province Limón
Geographic location -82.976, 9.363
Geologic map unit -82.976, 9.363
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks andesite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Fischer-Watt Gold Co., Inc. reported potential for 63 Mt of gold ore; drilling reported 0.2% Cu, with 10 m interval of 7.7 g/t Au. Significant prospect.
Study area name Central America and Caribbean Basin
References Nelson (1995); U.S. Geological Survey and others (1987); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Gray and others (2014)