Galore Creek Group

Porphyry copper (Cu-Au) Group in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 5011
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc Cu-Au (003pCu2002x)
Group name Galore Creek Group
Included sites Galore, Galore Central, Galore Copper Canton, Galore Junction, Galore North Junction, Galore Southwest, and Galore West Fork Glacier deposits and Galore North Rim and Galore Saddle prospects
Site status Group

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -131.453, 57.13
Geologic map unit -131.453, 57.13
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 212
Age determination method Inferred from Ar-Ar age for Galore Copper Canyon
Age range 212 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, galena, magnetite, molybdenite, native gold, native silver, pyrite, scheelite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite-tennantite
Associated rocks trachyte, phonolite, syenite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Ag
Minor commodities Fe
Tonnage (Mt) 2,122Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.44%
Au grade (g/t) 0.3g/t
Ag grade (g/t) 4.46g/t
Contained copper 9,300,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments This group record includes data for the Galore, Galore Central, Galore Copper Canton, Galore Junction, Galore North Junction, Galore Southwest, and Galore West Fork Glacier deposits and Galore North Rim and Galore Saddle prospects; as such, the location information has been generalized, and the total weighted average resource data represent the seven deposits in the group.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Sutherland Brown (1976); Schroeter (1995); Schroeter and others (2006); Schroeter and others (2007); Singer and others (2008); NovaGold Resources Inc. (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/.
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.
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.
Schroeter, Tom; Grieve, David; Lane, Robert; Madu, Bruce; Northcote, Bruce; and Wojdak, Paul, 2007, British Columbia mining and mineral exploration overview 2006: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Information Circular 2007-1, 28 p.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world¬óDatabase 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/.NovaGold Resources Inc., 2008: NovaGold Resources Inc. Web page accessed 2008, at http://www.novagold.com.