La Desencantada

Porphyry copper prospect in Sinaloa, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3029
Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Sinaloa
Geographic location -107.410508847, 25.027931153
Geologic map unit -107.410508847, 25.027931153
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 andesite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene(?)

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Servicio Geológico Mexicano porphyry copper prospect. La Desencantada, Guadalupe, Las Guasimas, and La Espanola prospects are all within 3 km of each other. Alteration: unknown.
Study area name Mexico
References Saldaña-Saucedo and others (1999); Servicio Geológico Mexicano (2007)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2010)
Saldaña-Saucedo, Gutberto, Polanco-Salas, Alfredo, Bataz-Manríquez, Gabriel, and Moreno-López, M.H., 1999, Carta geológico-minera, Pericos G13-7, Sinaloa, Durango, 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.