Irishman Creek

Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -125.986915874, 49.265805273
Geologic map unit -125.986915874, 49.265805273
Nearby data

Geologic information

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

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Catface extension? Grades: 0.63 percent Cu, 6.7 g/t Ag.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)