Axe South zone

Porphyry copper deposit in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Axe - South zone (included in Axe), Mid Zone
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc Cu-Au (003pCu2002x)
Group name Axe-Primer Group
Included sites Group includes Axe, Axe South zone, Axe West zone, Primer North zone deposits and Coke, Log, Man, Primer South zone, and Rum prospects.
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.526115112, 49.641105926
Geologic map unit -120.526115112, 49.641105926
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 205Ma
Age determination method Inferred from U-Pb zircon age for Afton
Age range 205 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcopyrite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite
Associated rocks diorite, monzonite, late granodiorite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Ag
Tonnage (Mt) 37Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.48%
Contained copper 180,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)