Ox Lake

Porphyry copper deposit in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Group name Huckleberry Group
Included sites Group includes Huckleberry and Ox Lake deposits and Seel prospect.
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -127.056917454, 53.673605257
Geologic map unit -127.056917454, 53.673605257
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 83Ma
Age determination method K-Ar
Age range 83 Ma (K-Ar); 84 Ma (unknown method)
Age reference unknown (83 Ma); Sutherland Brown (1976, 84 Ma)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, galena, hematite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granodiorite porphyry, porphyritic quartz monzonite, intrusive breccia
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Pb
Minor commodities Zn
Tonnage (Mt) 21Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.34%
Mo grade (%) 0.008%
Contained copper 73,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments 8 km SE of Huckleberry.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Sutherland Brown (1976); Sinclair (2007); Singer and others (2008)
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 http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/.
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.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
Sutherland Brown, A., 1976, ed., Porphyry deposits of the Canadian Cordillera: The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Special Volume 15, the Charles S. Ney Volume, 510 p., 2 pl., scale 1:250,000,000.