West Desert


Molybdenum is commonly observed on the West Desert property, occurring in two main styles:

  • in porphyry-style quartz-molybdenite-pyrite stringers, banded veins and fracture-coatings in variably clay-altered quartz monzonite
  • as primary disseminations in skarn

The general distribution of mineralization on the West Desert property, with a lower molybdenum-bearing zone grading upwards and outwards through copper, zinc and then lead and silver-rich zones with increasing distance from the quartz monzonite intrusive, suggests that mineralization at West Desert is related to a large underlying, as yet undiscovered porphyry molybdenum system.