Red Hills

Porphyry copper prospect in Texas, United States

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Southwest Laramide East (003pCu9008)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Texas
Geographic location -104.402777778, 29.805
Geologic map unit -104.402777778, 29.805
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 60.2Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 60.2 ±0.3 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals chalcocite, chalcopyrite, garnet, hematite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite
Associated rocks hornfels, quartz monzonite porphyry, skarn, limestone, sandstone, siltstone
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Resource: >18 Mt at 0.35% Cu and 0.07% Mo.
Study area name United States
References Gilmer and others (2001); Gilmer and others (2003); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)