Details on the Cananea copper deposits appear in several previous papers cited below. The following is taken from Richard H. Sillitoe’s unpublished work dated June 1975, on file in the Council of Mineral Resources (Consejo de Recursos Minerales). The geology was described by Valentine (1936); mineralization and mineral deposit data are by Perry (1935), Velasco (1966), and Cía. Minera de Cananea, S. A. (1973). The breccias were described by Perry (1961). Sillitoe’s comments are summarized below.
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Economic Geology, Mexico
This volume was developed, produced, and privately printed in Mexico, in Spanish, by the late Ing. G.P. Salas in 1988, as a Mexican contribution to the Geology of North America, with the understanding that it would be translated into English for inclusion in the set. The translation is by Dr. Cecily Petzall of Caracas, Venezuela, with considerable figure translation and redrafting provided by GSA. Salas worked on the volume until his death, with much valuable help from Ing. Hugo Cortez Guzmán. The result is a valuable English-language synthesis of the information available to Salas in the early to mid-1980s about the geothermal, coal, and metal-mining sectors (and some non-metallic resources) of the economic geology of Mexico.