Axe West zone

Porphyry copper deposit in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Axe - West zone (included in Axe), Adonis
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 -120.542215119, 49.654505925
Geologic map unit -120.542215119, 49.654505925
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, late granodiorite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Ag
Minor commodities Mo
Tonnage (Mt) 6Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.47%
Contained copper 28,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu related to Jurassic diorite appears older than Mo related to Cretaceous granodiorite.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); DeGrace and others (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)