Porphyry copper deposit in Arizona, United States

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country United States
State or province Arizona
Geographic location -110.746111111, 31.451111111
Geologic map unit -110.746111111, 31.451111111
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals alunite, andalusite, biotite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, diaspore, enargite, hematite, kaolinite/illite, magnetite, pyrite, pyrophyllite, sericite, smectite, tennantite, tourmaline, zunyite
Associated rocks breccia, latite porphyry, quartz- feldspar porphyry, quartz monzonite porphyry, granodiorite, quartz monzonite, carbonate rocks, volcanic rocks
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 180Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.61%
Mo grade (%) 0.02%
Ag grade (g/t) 0.5g/t
Contained copper 1,100,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Deep resources at a depth of >4000 ft. Exposed.
Study area name United States
References Graybeal (1996); Keith and others (1984); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference U.S. Geological Survey National Mineral Resource Assessment Team (2002)