Location: 32 km southwest of the Sasabe border crossing between the US and Mexico
Area: 9,060 hectares
Metals: Copper

Puertecitos Project Map

Project Highlights:

  • The Puertecitos property consists of two claims: Puertecitos, and Puertecitos 2 covering 9,060 hectares staked by the Company in 2009. It is located 32 km southwest of the Sasabe border crossing between the US and Mexico, 40 km west of First Mining’s Los Tamales property and 32 km northeast of the Peñoles Los Humos deposit, a 625 Mt porphyry copper system grading 0.32% Cu.
  • Mine workings at Puertecitos consist of a 30 m deep shaft in the southern part of the property with cross-cuts leading off of the shaft bottom. A series of 24 channel samples taken by Anaconda in 1969 yielded and average grade of 3.45% Cu and 73 gpt Ag in copper oxide mineralization. In 1965, reports indicate that the owner shipped 1518 tonnes grading 4.66% Cu and 68 gpt Ag to the Cananea smelter.
  • Widespread copper oxides outcrop at Puertecitos and the presence of sericite and secondary biotite in breccia fragments from dikes and pipes suggest that a porphyry system may exist under the extensive rhyolite flows on the property.

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