Corral De Piedra

Porphyry copper prospect in Durango, Mexico

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Mexico
State or province Durango
Geographic location -105.816082367, 24.192623145
Geologic map unit -105.816082367, 24.192623145
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Tertiary(?)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals cassiterite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, silver, sphalerite, wolframite
Associated rocks granodiorite-diorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Tertiary(?)

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Geochemical survey carried out. Porphyry Mo-Cu-W, topaz rhyolite? (Similar to Climax) Piaxtla Granodiorite Batholith. Pre-mineral NE rhyodacite dikes and post-mineral NW andesite dikes. Age of batholith 36 Ma at Tayoltita, 50-90 Ma at Sinaloa (Henry and Fredrikson, 1972). Alteration: silicification and K-feldspar; qtz sericite; propylitic.
Study area name Mexico
References Múngia-Rojas and others (2000); Randall (1974); U.S. Geological Survey (2007)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2010)
Múngia-Rojas, Pedro, García-Padilla, J.L., Armenta-Román, Roberto, and Manuel-Camacho, Juan, 2000, Carta geológico-minera, Santiago Papasquiaro G13-8, Durango [Mexico]: Pachuca, Hidalgo, Servicio Geológico Mexicano, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Randall, J.A., 1974, The Corral de Piedra Molybdenite Stockwork, Durango, Mexico, in Elliot, I.L., and Fletcher, W.K., eds., Geochemical Exploration 1974: Association of Exploration Geochemists, Special Publication 2.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2007, Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey database, accessed December 15, 2007, at