Porphyry copper prospect in Nevada, United States

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Benway
Tract name Western U.S. and Sonoran Desert Jurassic Arc (003pCu9006x)
Included sites Afterthought North and South
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Nevada
Geographic location -118.778148546, 39.165060184
Geologic map unit -118.778148546, 39.165060184
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Jurassic
Age reference Wendt and Albino (1992)
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Jurassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Porphyry-related copper skarn about 30 km NE of Yerington.
Study area name United States
References Wendt and Albino (1992); Satkoski and others (1985)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Satkoski, J.J., Lambeth, R.H., White, W.W., III, and Dunn, M.D., 1985, Field inventory of mineral resources and compilation of exploration data, Walker River Indian Reservation, Nevada: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) No. 21-II, 271 p. and maps. (Also available at and at
Wendt, C.J., and Albino, G.V., 1992, Porphyry copper and related occurrences in Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 100, 8 p. and 1 plate.