Rayfield Copper

Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Rayfield River
Tract name Intermontane Island-Arc Cu-Au (003pCu2002x)
Included sites Rayfield River, Dansey, BD, I.D.S., Pat, VB, Win
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -121.088915695, 51.31330594
Geologic map unit -121.088915695, 51.31330594
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Early Jurassic–Middle Jurassic
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, cuprite, malachite, native copper
Associated rocks leucosyenite, syenodiorite, nepheline syenite, syenite pegmatite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Jurassic–Middle Jurassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grades: 0.18 percent Cu.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Candorado Operating Co. (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky and others (2011, revised 2013)
Candorado Operating Co., 2009c, Rayfield: Candorado Operating Co. Web page accessed 2009, at http://candorado.com/s/Rayfield.asp. [Web page no longer available.]
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.