Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Jim
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc Cu-Au (003pCu2002x)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -117.3369144, 49.148106257
Geologic map unit -117.3369144, 49.148106257
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Jurassic
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals arsenopyrite, bornite, chalcopyrite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite
Associated rocks monzodiorite, monzonite, monzonitic gabbro
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Jurassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Igneous rocks alkaline, but polymetallic, like calc-alkaline-related Cu±Mo±Au. Grades: 0.24 percent Cu, 0.2 g/t Au.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Schroeter (1995)
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/.
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.