Large copper vein discovered at Pinal’s Cactus Mine site

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Arizona Sonoran Copper Company.)

By Jodie Newell | Pinal Central

CASA GRANDE — Arizona Sonoran Mining Company has announced discovery of a high-grade copper deposit estimated at 2.92 billion pounds at the Cactus Mine site near Casa Grande.

The location of the newly discovered copper deposit is some 1.3 miles southwest of the Cactus open pit and has been named the Parks/Salyer deposit. According to a company press release the company has declared “maiden inferred mineral resources at Parks/Salyer of 143.6 million tons.”

An elated Chief Operations Officer Ian McMullan told PinalCentral that while the company had been looking at the Parks/Salyer area and that it had shown potential, officials were surprised by their exploration findings.

“To say we are excited is probably understating things a little bit,” said McMullan. “We obviously knew of the potential of the Cactus ore bodies and we always knew that the Parks/Salyer area was in the mix from an exploration point of view, as we had some historical drill holes on the property.

“It wasn’t until late 2019, early 2020 that we put a couple of additional holes into the deposit and really started to notice what we really had. We were pleasantly surprised to come away with such a large find.”

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