Porphyry copper deposit in Yukon Territory, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province Yukon Territory
Geographic location -138.828123823, 62.737803391
Geologic map unit -138.828123823, 62.737803391
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 74Ma
Age determination method U-Pb
Age range 74 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcocite, chalcopyrite, covellite, digenite, huebnerite, molybdenite, native gold, pyrite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite, plagioclase porphryry, latite breccia
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Mo
Minor commodities W
Tonnage (Mt) 964Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.22%
Mo grade (%) 0.02%
Au grade (g/t) 0.24g/t
Ag grade (g/t) 1.8g/t
Contained copper 2,100,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 10

Reference information

Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE YT (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Schroeter (1995); Sinclair (2007); Singer and others (2008); Western Copper Corp. (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
MINFILE YT, 2009, MINFILE Mineral inventory—Yukon Province: Yukon Geological Survey, MINFILE database, accessed December 2009, at [Web page no longer available. See to download at link for ""Mineral Occurrences in the Yukon"".]
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.
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.
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.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database 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 Copper Corp., 2008: Western Copper Corp. Web page accessed 2008, at (Also available at