Island Copper Mine (Utah Mines Ltd.), Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 36' 0'' North , 127° 28' 40'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.60000,-127.47778|
An open pit on a porphyry copper deposit, started in 1971. It is a rhenium-copper-molybdenum-gold-silver mine owned by Utah International.
19 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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174.1 - 201.3 Ma
Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Bonanza Group
Description: Massive amygdaloidal and pillowed basalt to andesite flows, dacite to rhyolite massive or laminated lava, green and maroon tuff, feldspar crystal tuff, breccia, tuffaceous sandstone, argillite, pebble conglomerate and minor limestone (Sinemurian t
Comments: N.W.D. Massey, P.J. Desjardins, and E.C. Grunsky, 1994, Geological Compilation of Vancouver Island, OF 1994-6, BCGS
Lithology: Calc-alkaline volcanic rocks
Reference: B.C. Geological Survey. British Columbia Digital Geology. 
- Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.