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Porphyry copper prospect in Yukon Territory, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9684
Alternate names Mt. Nansen
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Bull, Eek, Etzel, Me, Sen, TBR, Wedge, YU
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province Yukon Territory
Geographic location -137.198923188, 62.090003682
Geologic map unit -137.198923188, 62.090003682
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 58Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 58 Ma
Age reference Sutherland Brown (1976)
Minerals chalcocite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks rhyodacite porphyry, quartz-feldspar porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Grades: 0.35 percent Cu, 0.035 percent Mo.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE YT (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Sutherland Brown (1976)
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"".]
Pilcher, S.H., and McDougal, J.J., 1976, Characteristics of some Canadian Cordilleran porphyry prospects: in Sutherland Brown, A., ed., Porphyry deposits of the Canadian Cordillera: The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Special Volume 15, the Charles S. Ney Volume, p. 79–82.
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.