Empress

Porphyry molybdenum-copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9699
Alternate names West Empress
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.175615059, 49.670805968
Geologic map unit -120.175615059, 49.670805968
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry molybdenum-copper
Age (Ma) 166Ma
Age determination method Pb-Pb zircon
Age range 166 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks granodiorite, quartz monzonite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Middle Jurassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grades: 0.0093 percent Cu, 0.0852 percent Mo.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)