Porphyry copper deposit in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Beth
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Eiggam group, Avoca, Avon, Amazon, Ankoba, Atrato, Atarboo, Arkansas, Alabama
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -121.421115634, 50.923905883
Geologic map unit -121.421115634, 50.923905883
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 63Ma
Age determination method K-Ar
Age range 63 Ma (K-Ar); 61 Ma (unknown method)
Age reference unknown (63 Ma); Sutherland Brown (1976, 61 Ma)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, tennantite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite porphyry, quartz diorite, latite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Ag
Tonnage (Mt) 181Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.28%
Mo grade (%) 0.029%
Contained copper 510,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Sutherland Brown (1976); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)