Las Higueras

Porphyry copper prospect in Sinaloa, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Sinaloa
Geographic location -107.238725208, 25.013372363
Geologic map unit -107.238725208, 25.013372363
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 49Ma
Age determination method K-Ar sericite
Age range 49 Ma
Age reference unknown
Associated rocks granite-granodiorite
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 Cu-Mo porphyry copper prospect (hydrothermal, sulfides, vein). Las Higueras and Cabo Canaveral prospects are within 5 km in the same pluton. Molybdenite and chalcopyrite associated with quartz veins and disseminated in granodiorite (54.9 Ma biotite; 49.0 Ma sericite from mineralized zone). Alteration: unknown.
Study area name Mexico
References Servicio Geológico Mexicano (written commun., 2007); Saldaña-Saucedo and others (1999); Valencia-Moreno and others (2007); Damon, Shafiqullah and Clark (1983); Servicio Geológico Mexicano (2007)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2010)