Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Taseko
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Motherlode
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -123.388316013, 51.094705652
Geologic map unit -123.388316013, 51.094705652
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 87Ma
Age determination method K-Ar biotite
Age range 87 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, magnetite, molybdenite, native gold, pyrite, pyrrhotite, powellite, sphalerite
Associated rocks biotite granodiorite, quartz monzonite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grades: 4.56 percent Cu, 10.63 g/t Au, 22.29 g/t Ag.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)