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Global Mineral Resource Assessment: Summary simulation results for estimates of amounts of copper in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits

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2008
End Date
2016

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Hammarstrom, J.M., Zientek, M.L. and Parks, H.L., 2018, Global Mineral Resource Assessment: Summary simulation results for estimates of amounts of copper in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F70K26Q4.

Summary

In response to the growing demand for information on the global mineral-resource base, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed assessments for undiscovered resources of selected types of mineral deposits (https://minerals.usgs.gov/global). This data release tabulates data for simulations of amounts of copper resources in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits that were done for the Global Mineral Resource Assessment. For this assessment, 163 areas (permissive tracts) in 7 regions of the world that may contain porphyry copper deposits that had sufficient information to make a quantitative assessment of undiscovered copper resources were considered. Probabilistic estimates of numbers of undiscovered deposits were made for each tract. [...]

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Point of Contact :
Jane M. Hammarstrom, USGS
Originator :
Jane M. Hammarstrom, Michael L. Zientek, Heather Parks
Metadata Contact :
Jane Hammarstrom, USGS
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Energy and Minerals
SDC Data Owner :
Mineral Resources Program

Purpose

Data were obtained to estimate the amounts of copper that could be present in undiscovered porphyry copper deposits throughout the world to inform mineral resource planning.

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