Whipsaw

Porphyry copper prospect in British Columbia, Canada

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9956
Alternate names Whip
Tract name Cordilleran Continental Arc (003pCu2004x)
Included sites Axe, Pick, Saw, Whip
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Canada
State or province British Columbia
Geographic location -120.759415059, 49.293305881
Geologic map unit -120.759415059, 49.293305881
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Jurassic–Cretaceous–Tertiary
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, covellite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks granodiorite, feldspar-quartz-biotite porphyry, intrusive breccia
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Jurassic–Cretaceous–Tertiary

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Grades: 0.298 percent Cu, 0.0115 percent Mo.
Study area name British Columbia and Yukon Territory
References MINFILE BC (2009); Pilcher and McDougall (1976); Schroeter (1995); Schroeter and others (2006)
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.
Schroeter, T.G., ed., 1995, Porphyry deposits of the northwestern Cordillera of North America: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Special Volume 46, 888 p.
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.