The Frisco System


Alderan’s Frisco Project in Utah, USA is a historical mining district encompassing numerous historical mines including the Cactus breccia pipe hosted copper-gold-silver deposit, the Imperial skarn hosted copper-zinc deposit and the Horn Silver Mine, a historical high grade lead-zinc-silver producer.

Historical ownership across the Frisco Mineral System has been fragmented with local identity, Mr Page Blakemore Senior, dedicating much of his life to consolidating ownership of the private (patented) land. The historical fragmented ownership has provided a barrier to effective exploration of the Frisco Mineral System with previous explorers, including Kennecott (Rio Tinto), Teck Cominco and Newmont, limiting their work to small areas of the system. Alderan has built on the work of Mr  Blakemore and taken the final steps to consolidate, for the first time, mineral rights across the entire system.

Mineralization is expressed in a variety of styles at Frisco:

  • Skarn or carbonate replacement copper and base metal deposits often with significant precious metal credits (e.g. Accrington Skarn);
  • Breccia hosted copper-gold-silver mineralization (e.g. Cactus Mine)

In addition, historical exploration intersected copper-molybdenum mineralization within several deeper holes in Upper Cactus Canyon.

Alderan´s Frisco Project in southwestern Utah lies in the western Cordillera of the United States, near the eastern side of the Great Basin. It is part of the southernmost of three major, sub-parallel polymetallic mineral belts of mid-Tertiary age containing most of Utah´s base and precious metal occurrences, including the Bingham Canyon porphyry deposit located 3 hours drive to the north, which has produced over 3 billion tonnes of ore from a mine that has continually operated for over 100 years.