Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran

Latest Eocene to early Miocene postcollisional magmatism of the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt.
Tract ID 142pCu9014c
Country Armenia-Azerbaijan-Iran-Turkey
Commodity Cu
Study area name Tethys
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Deposit type porphyry copper
Grade-tonnage model General porphyry copper model (Singer and others, 2008)
Geologic age
Geologic feature age late Eocene through early Miocene
Generalized age Tertiary-Paleogene
Oldest rocks age 40.4Ma
Youngest rocks age 13.82Ma
Age range 26.58Ma
Identified Cu resources 11,430,000metric tons
Known prospects 52
Mean Cu (t/sq km) 463t/sq km
Map scales used 500K, 1M

Results of the assessment

Assessment date 2012
Estimators Arthur A. Bookstrom, Jane M. Hammarstrom, Steve Ludington, John C. Mars, Gilpin R. Robinson, Michael L. Zientek, Lukas Zurcher.
Assessment depth 1km
Quantitative assessment Yes

Estimated number of deposits

Number of deposits Confidence level
1 90%
6 50%
15 10%
15 5%
15 1%
Mean estimated deposits 7.13 ±5.01 (0.7%)
Probability of mean 0.34
Probability of no copper 0.07

Estimated deposit density

Known
deposits
Total
deposits
Area
(sq km)
Deposit density
per 100,000 sq km
5 12.13 58,270 21

Mean estimated tonnage

Copper 27,000,000
Molybdenum 760,000
Gold 700
Silver 9,300
Ore 5,500

Undiscovered copper resource

Confidence level 90% 50% 10% 5%
Tonnage 560,000 16,000,000 65,000,000 97,000,000

Economic analysis

Fraser country Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, 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 18,000,000t
Molybdenum 370,000t
Gold 370t
Silver 5,700t
Probability no econ recoverable 0.13
Econ NPV 5,100x $1M
Exp dollars 77.95x $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
Abbas Abad1 prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Ahle-Iman prospect Ardabil Iran Occurrence Details
Alvand prospect Zanjan Iran Prospect Details
Alvigh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Andab Jadid prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Anjerd prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Producer Details
Ankavan deposit Kotayk Armenia Past Producer Details
Annigh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Astamal prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Balucheh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Baycheh Bagh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Past Producer Details
Chamtal prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Dustbeiglu prospect Ardabil Iran Occurrence Details
Cheshmeh Khan prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Dalidagskoe prospect Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Prospect Details
Darvan prospect Tehran Iran Occurrence Details
Diz Jin prospect Qazvin Iran Occurrence Details
Gavdel prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Producer Details
Gekgundur prospect Naxçivan Azerbaijan Prospect Details
Gey-Gel prospect Naxçivan Azerbaijan Occurrence Details
Gharanigh Daragh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Gharehchilar prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Ghezalja prospect Naxçivan Azerbaijan Producer Details
Gora Karanlykh prospect Naxçivan Azerbaijan Occurrence Details
Gumusholan prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Haft Cheshmeh deposit Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Hashtrud prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Javan Shakh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Jindarin prospect Syunik' Armenia Prospect Details
Kadjaran deposit Syunik' Armenia Producer Details
Khanbaz prospect Ardabil Iran Prospect Details
Kharvana prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Kighal prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Lichk prospect Syunik' Armenia Past Producer Details
Loban Zardeh prospect Zanjan Iran Occurrence Details
Mahmud Abad prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Mardanghom prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Masjed Daghi deposit Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Producer Details
Mazraeh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Past Producer Details
Mendejin prospect Ardabil Iran Prospect Details
Miveh Rud prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Nabijan prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Paraghachay prospect Naxçivan Azerbaijan Past Producer Details
Pkhrut prospect Syunik' Armenia Occurrence Details
Qareh Darreh1 prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Safikhanlu Naghduz prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Zarshlu prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Sarlakhlu2 prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Senj prospect Tehran Iran Occurrence Details
Sheykh Darabad prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Shirin Daragh prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details
Shoorazgah prospect Zanjan Iran Occurrence Details
Sonajil prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Prospect Details
Sungun deposit Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Producer Details
Tarom prospect Zanjan Iran Occurrence Details
Zaglik prospect Ardabil Iran Occurrence Details
Zand Abad prospect Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi Iran Occurrence Details