Kimberly

Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9791
Alternate names Kimberley
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc Cu-Au (003pCu2002x)
Group name Afton-Ajax Group
Included sites Group includes Afton, Ajax JV, Big Onion, DM-Audra-Crescent, Galaxy, Iron Mask, and Rainbow deposits and Ace, Admiral Dewy, Crescent, Fargo, Kimberly, and Python prospects.
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.35441536, 50.627505996
Geologic map unit -120.35441536, 50.627505996
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 205Ma
Age determination method Inferred from U-Pb zircon age for Afton
Age range 205 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals azurite, bornite, chalcopyrite, magnetite, malachite, pyrite
Associated rocks gabbro, diorite, monzonite, brecciated monzonite, syenite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au, Ag
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Resource (not thoroughly characterized): 0.363 Mt at 0.35% Cu.
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.