Primer South zone

Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9879
Alternate names Primer - South zone, Dill, Primer Group
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc Cu-Au (003pCu2002x)
Group name Axe-Primer Group
Included sites Dill, Prime, OC, Primer 21; Group includes Axe, Axe South zone, Axe West zone, Primer North zone deposits and Coke, Log, Man, Primer South zone, and Rum prospects.
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.460015132, 49.756105939
Geologic map unit -120.460015132, 49.756105939
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Late Triassic
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, magnetite, pyrite
Associated rocks diorite, monzodiorite, monzonite, feldspar porpyry dike
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments 12 km NE of Axe. Grades: 0.25 percent Cu.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Sinclair (2007)
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.
Sinclair, W.D., 2007, Porphyry Deposits, in Goodfellow, W.D., ed., Mineral deposits of Canada—A synthesis of major deposit-types, district metallogeny, the evolution of geological provinces, and exploration methods: Geological Association of Canada, Mineral Deposits Division, Special Publication no. 5, p. 223–243.