Pontide (Asia)—NE Turkey sub-tract

Late Cretaceous to middle Eocene island to continental arc, backarc, and postcollisonal magmatism of the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt.
Tract ID 142pCu9004b
Country Turkey
Commodity Cu
Study area name Tethys
Tectonic setting mixed
Deposit type porphyry copper
Grade-tonnage model General porphyry copper model (Singer and others, 2008)
Geologic age
Geologic feature age Late Cretaceous through middle Eocene
Generalized age Tertiary-Paleogene
Oldest rocks age 99.6Ma
Youngest rocks age 40.4Ma
Age range 59.2Ma
Identified Cu resources 1,530,000metric tons
Known prospects 39
Mean Cu (t/sq km) 329t/sq km
Map scales used 500K, 1M

Results of the assessment

Assessment date 2013
Estimators Arthur A. Bookstrom, Jane M. Hammarstrom, Steve Ludington, John C. Mars, Michael L. Zientek, Lukas Zurcher.
Assessment depth 1km
Quantitative assessment Yes

Estimated number of deposits

Number of deposits Confidence level
1 90%
3 50%
9 10%
9 5%
9 1%
Mean estimated deposits 4.13 ±3.02 (0.73%)
Probability of mean 0.3
Probability of no copper 0.07

Estimated deposit density

Known
deposits
Total
deposits
Area
(sq km)
Deposit density
per 100,000 sq km
4 8.13 45,500 18

Mean estimated tonnage

Copper 15,000,000
Molybdenum 420,000
Gold 390
Silver 5,100
Ore 3,100

Undiscovered copper resource

Confidence level 90% 50% 10% 5%
Tonnage 260,000 7,100,000 37,000,000 57,000,000

Economic analysis

Fraser country Turkey*
Fraser type 0.7%
Fraser high 0.31%
Typical cost 1%
High cost 0%
Infrastructure setting Typical
Comments on depth default
Expected depth distribution
0 - 250m 0.25
250m - 500m 0.25
500m - 1km 0.5
Economically recoverable resources
Copper 10,000,000t
Molybdenum 200,000t
Gold 210t
Silver 3,100t
Probability no econ recoverable 0.26
Econ NPV 3,000x $1M
Exp dollars 56.15x $1M/100,000 sq km
Exp value class High

Bibliographic references

General Zürcher and others (in press)
Economic Robinson and Menzie (2012)

Deposits and prospects associated with this tract

Name Type State Country Development Details
Emeksendere prospect Giresun Turkey Occurrence Details
Ilicaköy prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Inanmiş prospect Erzurum Turkey Prospect Details
Ardes Pitkir prospect Erzurum Turkey Unknown Details
Avup Daği prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Ayder prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Balcili-Yüksekoba deposit Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Berta prospect Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Borekli prospect Artvin Turkey Occurrence Details
Çeltik prospect Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Cevreli Phorenk prospect Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Demirkapi prospect Trabzon Turkey Occurrence Details
Derinkoy prospect Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Durusu prospect Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Esendal prospect Artvin Turkey Occurrence Details
Esenlidere prospect Giresun Turkey Occurrence Details
Gümüşhane deposit Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Güzelyayla deposit Trabzon Turkey Prospect Details
Haysat Buyuk prospect Trabzon Turkey Unknown Details
Hisen prospect Erzurum Turkey Prospect Details
Ikizdere prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Kabatas North prospect Ordu Turkey Prospect Details
Kavran Yayla prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Kaytangelisobasi prospect Giresun Turkey Occurrence Details
Kosehasan prospect Giresun Turkey Unknown Details
Kibledag prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Kolat Hani prospect Trabzon Turkey Occurrence Details
Komurlu Kaban prospect Erzurum Turkey Unknown Details
Kose Tizik prospect Gümüshane Turkey Occurrence Details
Koyyerideresi prospect Giresun Turkey Occurrence Details
Llicakoy prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Meydancik Yayladeresi prospect Artvin Turkey Unknown Details
Namonastevi prospect Ajaria Georgia Prospect Details
Salikvan prospect Artvin Turkey Prospect Details
Sarikaya prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Sisorta prospect Sivas Turkey Prospect Details
Sivrikaya prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Surmene Sincan prospect Trabzon Turkey Unknown Details
Taskiran prospect Artvin Turkey Occurrence Details
Tozköy prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details
Ulutaş deposit Erzurum Turkey Prospect Details
Yolgeçen Mezrasi prospect Artvin Turkey Occurrence Details
Yukari prospect Rize Turkey Occurrence Details