Murphy Lake

Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -121.264415951, 52.02920595
Geologic map unit -121.264415951, 52.02920595
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 187Ma
Age determination method K-Ar biotite
Age range 187 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals chalcopyrite, magnetite, pyrite
Associated rocks monzonite, diorite, gabbro, mafic porphyry, syenitic dike
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Jurassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grades: 0.41 percent Cu.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Schroeter and others (2007); Candorado Operating Co. (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
Candorado Operating Co., 2009b, Murphy Lake: Candorado Operating Co. Web page, accessed 2009, at BC, 2009, MINFILE Mineral inventory: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, MINFILE database, total records 12,523, accessed December 2009, at
Schroeter, Tom; Grieve, David; Lane, Robert; Madu, Bruce; Northcote, Bruce; and Wojdak, Paul, 2007, British Columbia mining and mineral exploration overview 2006: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Information Circular 2007-1, 28 p.