Rey Lake

Porphyry copper deposit in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.710815339, 50.33830594
Geologic map unit -120.710815339, 50.33830594
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 69Ma
Age determination method K-Ar(?)
Age range 69 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks biotite quartz monzonite, quartz diorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Tonnage (Mt) 47Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.17%
Mo grade (%) 0.018%
Contained copper 80,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); 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
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.
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.