Galore West Fork Glacier

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

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Galore - West Fork Glacier; West Fork Glacier
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 -131.465019535, 57.114404664
Geologic map unit -131.465019535, 57.114404664
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 212Ma
Age determination method Inferred from Ar-Ar age for Galore Copper Canyon
Age range 212 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, magnetite, pyrite
Associated rocks syenite porphyry, syenite breccia
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Ag
Tonnage (Mt) 61Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.495%
Au grade (g/t) 0.348g/t
Ag grade (g/t) 4.916g/t
Contained copper 301,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Schroeter (1995); NovaGold Resources Inc. (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)