Galore Copper Canyon

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

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Galore - Copper Canyon; Penny, Galore
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc Cu-Au (003pCu2002x)
Group name Galore Creek Group
Included sites Group includes 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 deposit

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -131.346919522, 57.116404681
Geologic map unit -131.346919522, 57.116404681
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 212Ma
Age determination method Ar-Ar
Age range 212 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals azurite, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, galena, hematite, magnetite, malachite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks monzonite, syenomonzonite, syenite porphyry, trachyandesite, trachyte, intrusive breccia
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Ag
Tonnage (Mt) 165Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.35%
Au grade (g/t) 0.54g/t
Ag grade (g/t) 7.15g/t
Contained copper 580,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments 1990, resource estimated; ~ 7 km ESE of Galore Creek.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Schroeter (1995); Sinclair (2007)
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
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.