Sheep Mountain

Porphyry copper deposit in Arizona, United States

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 59
Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Arizona
Geographic location -112.354070364, 34.038187022
Geologic map unit -112.354070364, 34.038187022
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 318Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.99%
Contained copper 3,100,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name United States
References Long (1995); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
Long, K.R., 1995, Production and reserves of Cordilleran (Alaska to Chile) porphyry copper deposits, in Pierce, F.W., and Bolm, J.G., eds., Porphyry copper deposits of the American Cordillera: Tucson, Arizona Geological Society Digest 20, p. 35–68.
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/.