Porphyry copper prospect in Arizona, United States

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Arizona
Geographic location -111.051738235, 33.292903237
Geologic map unit -111.051738235, 33.292903237
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 64Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 64–63 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals bornite, chalcocite/digenite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, fluorite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, topaz
Associated rocks breccia, felsic porphyry, skarn, carbonate rocks, schist, volcanics
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Preliminary reported ~1,500 Mt at 1.5% Cu underlying the Magma vein-type Cu deposit at depth of 1500 to 2000 m below surface.
Study area name United States
References Niemuth (2005); Schwarz (2007); Seedorff and others (2005); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)