Red Bird

Porphyry molybdenum-copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Redbird
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites CAFB, Old Glory
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -127.010295308, 53.299172256
Geologic map unit -127.010295308, 53.299172256
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry molybdenum-copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Early Jurassic–Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Jurassic–Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Mo, Cu, Re
Minor commodities Pb, Zn
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Updated to deposit based on Bolero Technical Report. Previous resource (not thoroughly characterized): 88.2 Mt at 0.068% Cu and 0.061% Mo; 70.5 Mt deposit at 0.058% Mo (Torch River, 2008) contains 33.6 Mt at 0.107% Mo (MINFILE BC, 2009).
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Torch River Resources Ltd. (2008); Steve Ludington (written commun., 2014)
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
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.
Torch River Resources Ltd., 2008, Red Bird: Torch River Resources Ltd. Web page accessed 2008, at (Also available at