La Fortuna

Porphyry copper prospect in Sonora, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Fortuna de Cobre
Tract name Western Mexican Basin and Range and Laramide Southwest (003pCu3006x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Sonora
Geographic location -112.49466488, 30.078448983
Geologic map unit -112.49466488, 30.078448983
Nearby data

Geologic information

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

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Porphyry Cu-Mo prospect; located ~ 3 km from El Americano prospect; both prospects are surrounded by alteration (no overlap).
Study area name Mexico
References Cortéz-García and others (2002); Pérez-Segura (1985); U.S. Geological Survey (2007)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2010)
Cortéz-García, J.A., Terán-Martínez, Guillermo, and Zamora-Tovar, Eduardo, 2002, Carta geológico-minera, Caborca H12-4, Sonora [Mexico]: Pachuca, Hidalgo, Servicio Geológico Mexicano, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Pérez-Segura, E., 1985, Carta Metalogenética de Sonora 1:250,000—Una interpretación de la metalogenia de Sonora: Gobierno del Estado de Sonora Publicación 7, 64 p.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2007, Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey database, accessed December 15, 2007, at