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Cananea Copper Mine, Sonora

Location

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico

Operational Since

1899

Owner

Grupo Mexico

Geology Type

Basement rocks are made up of pinal schist and associated granite intrusions that date back to the Precambrian age. A layer of Palaeozoic era sedimentary rocks sits above

Mineral Type

Stocks of rhyolite and quartz monzonite porphyry

Mining Method

Open pit
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