Mineralogical Characteristics of Porphyry-Fertile Plutons: Guichon Creek, Takomkane and Granite Mountain Batholiths, South-Central British Columbia
(NTS 082E, 082L, 092H, 092I, 092P, 093A, 093B)
- F. Bouzari, C. Hart and T. Bissig, MDRU
The relationship between magmatic processes and ore deposits like copper porphyries has long been the focus of ore deposit research, but past studies have generally concentrated on the local deposit scale. This project is looking at processes on the regional district to batholith scale to identify features of enhanced prospectivity, which has not been previously documented in BC.
The batholiths studied here host copper porphyries, including the Highland Valley mine, Woodjam camp and Gibraltar mine, and are therefore considered 'porphyry-fertile plutons.' Project activities will identify their unique geological characteristics and develop exploration tools for subsequent identification of new fertile plutons in BC. Sampling for this project began in August 2014 and will continue in summer 2015. Expected project completion is winter 2016.
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