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Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9763
Alternate names FRM
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.967215188, 49.638105875
Geologic map unit -120.967215188, 49.638105875
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Late Triassic–Jurassic–Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals azurite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, cuprite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotitesphalerite, tetrahedrite
Associated rocks quartz-biotite-feldspar porphyry, porphyritic syenite, granodiorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic–Jurassic–Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Zn
Minor commodities Au, Ag
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Grades: 0.119 percent Cu, 0.011 Mo.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976)
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 http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/.
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.