Cerro Chileno

Porphyry copper prospect in Sinaloa, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3007
Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Sinaloa
Geographic location -108.208303257, 26.817242333
Geologic map unit -108.208303257, 26.817242333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~80–35 Ma(?) (Laramide orogeny(?))
Age reference geologic inference
Associated rocks granite-granodiorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene(?)

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Au, Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Skarns of the Choix district surround the Servicio Geológico Mexicano porphyry prospect (stockwork). Alteration: none.
Study area name Mexico
References Escamilla-Torres and others (2000); Servicio Geológico Mexicano (2007)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2010)
Escamilla-Torres, Tonatiuh, Saldaña-Saucedo, Gutberto, Polanco-Salas, Alfredo, Quevedo-León, Alberto, and Moreno-López, M.H., 2000, Carta geológico-minera, Huatabampo G12-6, Sonora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua [Mexico]: Pachuca, Hidalgo, Servicio Geológico Mexicano, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Servicio Geológico Mexicano, 2007, Base de datos de mineral de cobre de la cartografìa geològico minera: Subdirección de Geociencia Digital y Documentación Tècnica, 1:250,000.