New Nanik

Porphyry copper deposit in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Nanika
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Nanika Lake, Nanika Option, DW, Corb, Cup, Silver Cup
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -127.686717573, 53.751105174
Geologic map unit -127.686717573, 53.751105174
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 48Ma
Age determination method Inferred from K-Ar age for Berg
Age range 48 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite, quartz diorite, dacite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Eocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Ag
Minor commodities Au
Tonnage (Mt) 16Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.437%
Contained copper 72,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Sinclair (2007)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
MINFILE BC, 2009, MINFILE Mineral inventory: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, MINFILE database, total records 12,523, accessed December 2009, at
Sinclair, W.D., 2007, Porphyry Deposits, in Goodfellow, W.D., ed., Mineral deposits of Canada—A synthesis of major deposit-types, district metallogeny, the evolution of geological provinces, and exploration methods: Geological Association of Canada, Mineral Deposits Division, Special Publication no. 5, p. 223–243.