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Data to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019-5077: Geochemical and mineralogical study of the Red Mountain porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit and vicinity, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

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Horton, J.D., San Juan, C.A., and Chaffee, M.A. 2020, Data to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019-5077: Geochemical and mineralogical study of the Red Mountain porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit and vicinity, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BS56JZ.

Summary

The dataset comprises analyses of core and surface samples collected in and around the Red Mountain porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The dataset includes: analyses for 13 minerals in 245 core samples (Appendix 1); analyses for 44 elements in 818 core samples (Appendix 2); analyses for 54 elements in 122 rock samples (Appendix 3); analyses for 55 elements in 119 soil samples (Appendix 4); and analyses for percent ash and 66 elements in 57 mesquite ash (Appendix 5), 68 oak ash (Appendix 6), and 68 juniper ash (Appendix 7) samples, respectively. The samples were collected and analyzed between 1980 and 2000.

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This data release is meant to accompany U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019-5077: Geochemical and mineralogical study of the Red Mountain porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit and vicinity, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The purpose of the study was to investigate the applications of element and mineral analyses to a major, nearly complete, chemically zoned porphyry Cu-Mo deposit. The analyses have been used to: assist in geologic mapping; describe the mineral deposit genesis and model; describe the distribution and zoning of elements and minerals; and provide information useful for exploration for mineral deposits and for environmental investigations.

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