Vekol Hills

Porphyry copper deposit in Arizona, United States

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Reward
Tract name Western Sierra Madre Occidental and Laramide Central (003pCu3007x)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Arizona
Geographic location -112.059914464, 32.582201179
Geologic map unit -112.059914464, 32.582201179
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals acanthite, anglesite, aurichalcite, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, copper, dickite, dolomite, galena, jarosite, kaolinite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrargyrite, pyrite, pyrolusite, pyrrhotite, siderite, silver, smithsonite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, wulfenite
Associated rocks quartz feldspar porphyry, conglomerate, diabase, granite, limestone, quartzite, schist, shale, siltstone
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 95Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.56%
Mo grade (%) 0.014%
Contained copper 530,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Small underground Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn-Mo mine, closed 1965.
Study area name United States
References Steele (1978); Long (1995); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)