Online Spatial Data
Global assessment of undiscovred copper resources
Porphyry copper deposit in
Arizona, United States
Names and other identifiers
Age determination method
Singer and others (2008)
altaite, alunite, azurite/malachite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, chrysocolla, epidote, galena, goethite/limonite, hematite/specularite, kaolinite, molybdenite, neotocite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite, tenorite
quartz monzonite porphyry, dolomite, granite, granodiorite, limestone, quartzite, rhyodacite tuff, andesite, conglomerate, fanglomerate, mudstone, sandstone, siltstone
Commodity and development information
Cu grade (%)
Study area name
King (1982); King (1978); Titley (1982); Singer and others (2008)
U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)
King, J.R., 1978, The geology of the San Xavier North porphyry copper deposit, Pima mining district, Arizona, in Jenney, J.P and Hauck, H.R., eds., Porphyry Copper Symposium, Tucson, Ariz., March 1820, 1976, Proceedings: Arizona Geological Society Digest 11, p. 101102. (Also available at http://www.arizonageologicalsoc.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1665440 and at http://archives.arizonageologicalsoc.org/digests/AGS_DIG11_S.PDF.)
King, J.R., 1982, Geology of the San Xavier North porphyry copper deposit, Pima mining district, Pima County, Arizona, in Titley, S.R., ed., Advances in geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America: Tucson, University of Arizona Press, p. 475485.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the worldDatabase and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155,  p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
Titley, S.R., 1982, Some features of tectonic history and ore genesis in the Pima mining district, in Titley, S.R., ed., Advances in geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America: Tucson, University of Arizona Press, p. 387406.