Looking for the next Taylor

SOUTH32'S C$1.8 billion acquisition of Arizona Mining and its Taylor deposit, 65km south of the historic Wild-West town of Tombstone, has upended traditional thinking about the prospectivity of Arizona and is luring a new wave of geologists keen on finding the next carbonate replacement deposit (CRD) below the region’s pervasive Paleozoic limestones.

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Aztec Minerals president and CEO Joey Wilkins is on the trail of deep-laying carbon replacement systems

Back in the 1800s, mining played its critical part in developing the fledgling economies of America's West, giving rise to Tombstone's Cowboys, and crooks held at bay by the likes of deputy marshall

 

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