Los Lirios

Porphyry copper prospect in Choluteca, Honduras

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names El Triunfo
Tract name Cocos (003pCu4004)
Included sites Los Coyotes
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Honduras
State or province Choluteca
Geographic location -86.997728772, 13.099787821
Geologic map unit -86.997728772, 13.099787821
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Associated rocks tonalite, granodiorite, dacite, basalt
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Drilling (1999–2000) encountered up to 61 m of 0.452% Cu and 0.98 g/t gold in one of 20 holes completed (1,735 m). Hosted in dacite dome and pyroclastic blanket with quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration. To date, fifteen diamond drill holes and nine reverse circulation holes have been drilled on Los Lirios. Three diamond drill holes, and the extension of a fourth, returned assays including 213 m at 0.532 g/t Au, and 0.252% Cu, 218 m at 0.509 g/t Au and 0.317% Cu, and 180 m at 0.624 g/t Au and 0.288% Cu. Significant prospect.
Study area name Central America and Caribbean Basin
References Nelson (1995); U.S. Geological Survey and others (1987); Maya Gold Corp. (2001)
Site reference Gray and others (2014)