Rateria

Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9887
Alternate names Nova, Sky
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc (003pCu2001x)
Group name Highland Valley Group
Included sites Al, Bob, Cal, Chataway, DJ, Jay, JB, MLM, Moss, Ole-Pat, Rod, Roscoe, Three Creeks; Group includes Ann, Bethlehem, Getty South, Highland Valley Copper, Highmont, IDE-AM, JA, Krain,and Lornex deposits and BX, Getty West and other prospects.
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.95751539, 50.366393912
Geologic map unit -120.95751539, 50.366393912
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 208Ma
Age determination method Inferred from U-Pb zircon age for Highland Valley Copper
Age range 208 Ma
Age reference unknown
Minerals azurite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, hematite, magnetite, malachite, molybdenite, neoticite, pyrite, tenorite
Associated rocks granodiorite, quartz diorite, quartz monzonite, quartz-feldspar porphyry, aplite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Less than 5% outcrop on Rateria property. Grades: 0.366 percent Cu, 0.019 percent Mo, 0.24 g/t Au, 5 g/t Ag.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Schroeter and others (2006); Schroeter and others (2007); Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
Happy Creek Minerals Ltd., 2009, Highland Valley Properties: Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. Web page, accessed 2009, at http://www.happycreekminerals.com/s/Rateria.asp?ReportID=153538.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, Tom; Cathro, Michael; Grieve, David; Lane, Robert; Pardy, Jamie; and Wojdak, Paul, 2006, British Columbia mining and mineral exploration overview 2005: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Information Circular 2006-1, 20 p.
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.