|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||30° 19' 4'' North , 109° 33' 23'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||30.31778,-109.55639|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina la Caridad, La Caridad, Mun. de Nacozari Garcia, Sonora, Mexico|
A copper and molybdenum mine (porphyry copper deposit), currently (2010) the largest mine in Mexico. An open pit extracts 90,000 tons/day ore with 0.4% Cu and 0.03% Mo.
Located 200 km NE of the state capital Hermosillo, E of Nacozari, S of Agua Prieta.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
33 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Eocene : 54 ± 0.2 Ma to 53.6 ± 0.2 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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2.588 - 66 Ma
Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)
Lithology: Acidic igneous intrusive
Reference: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Conjunto de Datos Vectoriales Geológicos. Continuo Nacional. Escala 1:1’000,000. 
|Miocene - Oligocene|
5.333 - 33.9 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)
Comments: Sierra Madre Occidental
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.