Catface Group

Porphyry copper Group in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Group name Catface Group
Included sites Hecate Bay and Irishman Creek prospects
Site status Group

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -125.956915865, 49.247805276
Geologic map unit -125.956915865, 49.247805276
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 49
Age determination method Inferred from K-Ar age for Catface
Age range 49 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcopyrite, pyrite
Associated rocks porphyritic granodiorite, quartz diorite, quartz monzonite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Eocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Ag
Minor commodities Au, Zn

Reference information

Comments This group record includes data for the Hecate Bay and Irishman Creek prospects; as such, the location information has been generalized. Grades at Hecate Bay: 0.25 percent Cu. Grades at Irishman Creek: 0.63 percent Cu, 6.7 g/t Ag.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Sutherland Brown (1976)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
MINFILE BC, 2009, MINFILE Mineral inventory: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, MINFILE database, total records 12,523, accessed December 2009, at
Sutherland Brown, A., 1976, ed., Porphyry deposits of the Canadian Cordillera: The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Special Volume 15, the Charles S. Ney Volume, 510 p., 2 pl., scale 1:250,000,000.