Canyon Copper's properties are located in the southeastern portion of Mineral County, Nevada, thirty miles east of the county of Hawthorne. The Southern Pacific Railroad maintains a railhead at Thorne, approximately eight miles north of Hawthorne. Access to the claims is via Highway 95, Hawthorne to Luning - a distance of 25 miles. From Luning, a seven mile gravel county road provides access to the property. Hawthorne and Luning have the necessary infrastructure to support exploration and mining activity in the area. The property falls within the Santa Fe mining district which was discovered in the late 1800's. Commercial production of silver and copper was realized from the district in the late 1800's. The claims lie approximately five miles south-southeast of the Santa Fe Gold Mine; a former heap leach gold mining operation owned by Corona Gold (later Homestake Mining Company).