Fish Lake

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

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9703
Alternate names Fish Lake, Prosperity
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Albert, BB, Renner, Viccal
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -123.625616167, 51.463605637
Geologic map unit -123.625616167, 51.463605637
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 80Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon
Age range 80 Ma (U-Pb zircon); 77 Ma (K-Ar)
Age reference unknown
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite
Associated rocks quartz diorite, quartz-plagioclase porphyry, mafic plagioclase porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Ag
Minor commodities Mo, Zn
Tonnage (Mt) 1,150Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.22%
Mo grade (%) 0.002%
Au grade (g/t) 0.41g/t
Ag grade (g/t) 2.3g/t
Contained copper 2,500,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 200

Reference information

Comments Blind deposit covered by basalt, till; 79,300 m drilled; resource estimated 1992.
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); Sinclair (2007); DeGrace and others (2009); Singer and others (2008); Taseko Mines Ltd. (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
DeGrace, John; Fredericks, Jay; Grieve, David; Lefebure, David; Madu, Bruce; Northcote, Bruce; and Wojdak, Paul, 2009, British Columbia mining and mineral exploration overview 2008—British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Information Circular 2009-1, 31 p.
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/.
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.
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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
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.
Taseko Mines Ltd., 2008, Prosperity: Taseko Mines Ltd. Web page, accessed 2008, at http://tasekomines.com/tko/Prosperity.asp. [Web page no longer available.]