Porphyry copper deposit in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Tagetochlain
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Tagetochlain
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -126.990017576, 54.016705272
Geologic map unit -126.990017576, 54.016705272
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 74Ma
Age determination method K-Ar(?)
Age range 75–72 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals azurite, chalcopyrite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks biotite monzonite porphyry, granodiorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Ag
Minor commodities Zn
Tonnage (Mt) 236Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.37%
Contained copper 870,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments 1982, resource estimated.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Schroeter (1995); Schroeter and others (2006); Singer and others (2008); Gold Reach Resources Ltd. (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
Gold Reach Resources Ltd., 2008: Gold Reach Resources Ltd. Web page accessed 2008, at http://www.goldreachresources.com/.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/.
Pilcher, S.H., and McDougal, J.J., 1976, Characteristics of some Canadian Cordilleran porphyry prospects: in Sutherland Brown, A., ed., Porphyry deposits of the Canadian Cordillera: The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Special Volume 15, the Charles S. Ney Volume, p. 79–82.
Schroeter, T.G., ed., 1995, Porphyry deposits of the northwestern Cordillera of North America: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Special Volume 46, 888 p.
Schroeter, Tom; Cathro, Michael; Grieve, David; Lane, Robert; Pardy, Jamie; and Wojdak, Paul, 2006, British Columbia mining and mineral exploration overview 2005: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Information Circular 2006-1, 20 p.
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/.