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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 2011-3

Molybdenum in British Columbia


by A. Johal, B. Northcote and K. Hancock


View Information Circular 2011-3 (PDF, 2.5 MB)


This brochure briefly describes molybdenum deposits in British Columbia, including the Endako and Kitsault deposits.  It has a location map of selected molybdenum deposits.


The MINFILE database lists 1275 molybdenum bearing occurrences, 439 of which list molybdenum as the primary commodity.  Principal deposit types are Mo and Cu-Mo porphyries.  The developed Mo porphyries in BC are classified as low-fluorine type, distinct from the high-fluorine climax type known in the western US.  BC is one of the world's premier locations for primary molybdenum porphyry deposits.


Other molybdenum publications:

  • GeoFile 2005-23 Table of Significant British Columbia Porphyry Molybdenum Resources
  • Bulletin 9 Molybdenum in British Columbia
  • Bulletin 64 Porphyry Copper and Molybdenum Deposits, West-Central British Columbia 

To create your own list of rare metal deposits, use the MINFILE/www SEARCH.