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Porphyry copper prospect in Arizona, United States

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3357
Alternate names Courtland-Gleeson
Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Arizona
Geographic location -109.824007502, 31.77391992
Geologic map unit -109.824007502, 31.77391992
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 Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Partial resource of about 15 Mt at 0.5% Cu (acid soluble), plus some underground resource.
Study area name United States
References Nations and Phillips (1997)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Nations, J.D., and Phillips, Ken, 1997, The mining and minerals cluster in Arizona—An analysis for the strategic economic development vision for the Arizona-Sonora region: Flagstaff, Northern Arizona Uinversity, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, 112 p. [Later published in 2010 as Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources Special Report 27.]