Porphyry copper prospect in Yukon Territory, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Discovery Creek, Eliza, Willow Creek
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Bull, Gold Standard, JBF, Jon-Wedge, Mack, Newbauer, Ptarmigan, Silver Quine, Wedge, YU
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province Yukon Territory
Geographic location -137.193623178, 62.077503683
Geologic map unit -137.193623178, 62.077503683
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 76Ma
Age determination method Inferred from U-Pb age for Cash
Age range 76 Ma
Age reference unknown
Associated rocks dacite porphyry, rhyodacite porphyry, quartz-feldspar porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Ag, Au, Cu
Minor commodities Pb, Zn, Mo
Trace commodities W
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Grades: 2 percent Cu, 0.05 percent Mo, 120 g/t Au, 3428 g/t Ag.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE YT (2009)
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"".]