Squaw Peak

Porphyry copper deposit in Arizona, United States

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 58
Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Arizona
Geographic location -111.865277778, 34.480277778
Geologic map unit -111.865277778, 34.480277778
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, powellite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite porphyry, basalt, granite, granodiorite, limestone, sandstone
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 18Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.4%
Contained copper 70,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Production 1934–1946.
Study area name United States
References Roe (1976); Thacker (1949); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Roe, R.R., 1976, Geology of the Squaw Peak porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Yavapai County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, Master’s thesis, 102 p.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
Thacker, E., 1949, Squaw Peak mine: Rocks and Minerals, v. 24, p. 376–377.