Cerro Colorado

Porphyry copper prospect in Chihuahua, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3008
Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Chihuahua
Geographic location -107.333093343, 26.254716875
Geologic map unit -107.333093343, 26.254716875
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 46.3Ma
Age determination method K-Ar sericite
Age range 46.3 ±1 Ma
Age reference Damon, Shafiqullah and Clark (1983)
Associated rocks granodiorite-diorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Eocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Described as porphyry Cu-Mo deposit with breccia and disseminated ore associated with granodiorite porphyry (Valencia-Moreno and others, 2007, Table 1, #32). This is the location for Alt. Cerro Colorado on the Servicio Geológico Mexicano maps, dated by Damon, Shafiqullah and Clark (1983). This site is distinct from Cerro Colorado in the Batopilas district to the north. Includes Mala Noche Sur (Deposit: geology possibly similar at Potrero de Bojorquez, Mala Noche, and Santa Rita (along Rio Santo Domingo 25 km SE of Mala Noche Sur).
Study area name Mexico
References Damon, Shafiqullah and Clark (1983); Librado-Flores and others (1999); Servicio Geológico Mexicano (written commun., 2007b); Damon, Shafiqullah and Clark (1983); Singer and others (2008); Valencia-Moreno and others (2007)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2010)