Barksdale has a growing portfolio of Americas-focused precious and base metal assets in the Patagonia district in southern Arizona. Our Arizona assets include the Sunnyside, San Antonio and Four Metals projects.
The Sunnyside Project is in the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona, approximately an hour and a half drive south of Tucson (population ~530,000). The project is approximately 21km2 (5,223 acres) and is cored by a large intrusive complex that is thought to have driven a large hydrothermal system that created a classically zoned copper porphyry and associated distal deposits. The primary near-term exploration target is a skarn located on the northeast margin of the intrusive complex that is likely to host copper-zinc-lead-silver mineralization interpreted to be the extension of the world-class Taylor deposit (South32). Planned systematic exploration on the project will proceed once exploration permits are in place.
The San Antonio project is in the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona, approximately an hour and a half drive south of Tucson (population ~530,000). The project is 100% owned by Barksdale and is approximately 25.5 KM2 (6,300 acres). The primary exploration focus at San Antonio is the untested, shallow Cosmos porphyry copper target. Extensive geologic and geophysical work by Teck Resources, the project’s previous owner, outlined a significant IP geophysical anomaly that Barksdale interprets to be a porphyry copper deposit.
The Four Metals project is in the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona, approximately an hour and a half drive south of Tucson (population ~530,000). Barksdale has an option to acquire a 100% interest in Four Metals, which is a 760-acre property that is surrounded by federal mineral claims held by South32. Two targets exist at Four Metals including the Red Hills deposit, which is a copper-molybdenum-silver-gold bearing breccia pipe as well as a deeper conceptual porphyry copper target.