Ixhuatán

Porphyry copper prospect in Chiapas, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3023
Alternate names Santa Fe, Cerro La Mina
Tract name Cocos (003pCu4004)
Included sites Campamento, Western Anomaly, Northern Anomaly, San Isidro
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Chiapas
Geographic location -93.060206, 17.247027999
Geologic map unit -93.060206, 17.247027999
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 3Ma
Age determination method K-Ar; Ar-Ar
Age range 3 Ma
Age reference Miranda-Gasca and others (2006)
Associated rocks andesite porphyry lavas, tuffaceous andesite breccia, tuff, limestone, diorite porphyry, granodiorite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Pliocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu-Au porphyry and related styles of mineralization are exploration targets here: low and high-sulfidation, Cu-Au skarn overprinted by epithermal high sulfidation Cu-Au breccias and veins. Maya terrane, alkaline, extensional structures, strike-slip fault. Significant prospect.
Study area name Central America and Caribbean Basin
References Islas Tenorio and others (2005); Linear Gold Corp. (2007a); Linear Gold Corp. (2007b); Linear Gold Corp. (2008); Miranda-Gasca and others (2005); Giroux (2006); Servicio Geológico Mexicano (written commun., 2007)
Site reference Gray and others (2014)
Giroux, G.H., 2006, 2006 resource estimation—Campamento gold project on the Ixhuatan property, Chiapas State, Mexico: Vancouver, British Columbia, Giroux Consultants National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report prepared for Linear Gold Corp., 90 p., accessed June 15, 2010, at http://mexicominingcenter.com/technicalteports/Campamento%20Deposit,%20Ixhuatan%20Project,%20Chiapas%20(June%2022,%202006).pdf.
Islas Tenorio, J.J., Ramirez García, M,G., Gómez Áviles, A., Moreno Ruíz, J.P., Wingartz Garranza, J.A., Mendita Flores, J, 2005, Carta Geológico-Minera Villahermosa E15-8 Tabasco, Veracruz, Chiapas y Oaxaca: Servicio Geológica Mexicano. [In Spanish.]
Linear Gold Corp., 2007a, Linear Gold and Kinross agree to partner on the Ixhuatán project: Linear Gold Corp. press release, September 6, 2007, accessed June 15, 2010, at http://www.kinross.com/news-articles/2007/linear-gold-and-kinross-agree-to-partner-on-the-ixhuatan-project-(1).aspx.Linear Gold Corp., 2007b, Linear Gold reports on initial metallurgical text of the Campamento deposit, Ixhuatán project, Mexico: Linear Gold Corp. press release, January 5, 2007, accessed June 15, 2010, at http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Linehttp://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Linear-Gold-Reports-on-Initial-Metallurgical-Test-Campamento-Deposit-Ixhuatan-Project-TSX-LRR-629507.htm.Linear Gold Corp., 2008, Linear and Kinross Gold expand Cerro La Mina deposit and identify new gold zone at the Ixhuatán project, Mexico: Linear Gold Corp. press release, February 20, 2008, accessed June 15, 2010, at http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Linear-Kinross-Gold-Expand-Cerro-La-Mina-Deposit-Identify-New-Gold-Zone-Ixhuatan-Project-823347.htm.
Miranda-Gasca, M.A., Pyle, P., Roldán, J., and Ochoa-Camarillo, H.R., 2005, Gold-silver and copper-gold deposits of Ixhuatán, Chiapas—A new alkalic-rock related metallogenic province of southeastern Mexico: Linear Gold Corp., Asociación de Ingenierosde Minas, Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM) Convención Internacional de Minería, 26th [Proceedings], p. 69–70.