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Porphyry copper deposit in Yukon Territory, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9658
Alternate names Journey, Jensen
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Journey zone, Jensen zone
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province Yukon Territory
Geographic location -137.620023482, 62.429203602
Geologic map unit -137.620023482, 62.429203602
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 76Ma
Age determination method U-Pb
Age range 76 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks granodiorite-quartz monzonite, feldspar porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Au
Minor commodities Ag
Tonnage (Mt) 36Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.28%
Mo grade (%) 0.021%
Au grade (g/t) 0.17g/t
Contained copper 100,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 8.1

Reference information

Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE YT (2009); Sinclair (2007); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
MINFILE YT, 2009, MINFILE Mineral inventory—Yukon Province: Yukon Geological Survey, MINFILE database, accessed December 2009, at http://servlet.gov.yk.ca/ygsmin/index.do. [Web page no longer available. See http://www.geology.gov.yk.ca/databases_gis.html to download minfile.zip at link for ""Mineral Occurrences in the Yukon"".]
Sinclair, W.D., 2007, Porphyry Deposits, in Goodfellow, W.D., ed., Mineral deposits of Canada—A synthesis of major deposit-types, district metallogeny, the evolution of geological provinces, and exploration methods: Geological Association of Canada, Mineral Deposits Division, Special Publication no. 5, p. 223–243.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.