Kerman

Late Eocene to Early Pliocene continental to syn-collisional arc of the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt.
Tract ID 142pCu9016
Country Iran
Commodity Cu
Study area name Tethys
Tectonic setting continental margin
Deposit type porphyry copper
Grade-tonnage model General porphyry copper model (Singer and others, 2008)
Geologic age
Geologic feature age late Eocene through early Pliocene
Generalized age Tertiary-Paleogene
Oldest rocks age 40.4Ma
Youngest rocks age 3.6Ma
Age range 36.8Ma
Identified Cu resources 14,710,000metric tons
Known prospects 65
Mean Cu (t/sq km) 671t/sq km
Map scales used 1M, 2.5M

Results of the assessment

Assessment date 2012
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
3 90%
5 50%
10 10%
10 5%
10 1%
Mean estimated deposits 5.7 ±2.74 (0.48%)
Probability of mean 0.3
Probability of no copper 0.03

Estimated deposit density

Known
deposits
Total
deposits
Area
(sq km)
Deposit density
per 100,000 sq km
12 17.7 32,800 54

Mean estimated tonnage

Copper 22,000,000
Molybdenum 570,000
Gold 540
Silver 7,100
Ore 4,400

Undiscovered copper resource

Confidence level 95% 90% 50% 10% 5%
Tonnage 950,000 2,400,000 13,000,000 49,000,000 78,000,000

Economic analysis

Fraser country Iran (use 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 15,000,000t
Molybdenum 280,000t
Gold 280t
Silver 4,400t
Probability no econ recoverable 0.14
Econ NPV 4,100x $1M
Exp dollars 116.06x $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
Badamestan prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Ab Talkhun prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Abdar silicat v. prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Abdar1 prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Abdar2 prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Ali-Abad deposit Yazd Iran Producer Details
Bagh Khoshk deposit Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Bahr Aseman prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Bandebagh prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Bid Khan prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Bid Kheiry prospect Kerman Iran Unknown Details
Bolboly prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Bondar Hanza prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Chah Messi prospect Kerman Iran Producer Details
Chahar Gonbad prospect Kerman Iran Producer Details
Chah-Firuzeh deposit Kerman Iran Producer Details
Dar Alu deposit Kerman Iran Producer Details
Dar Hamzeh prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
E-Medvar prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Darbiduye prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Darbiduye silcat v. prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Dare Tangle prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Darkhooni prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Darreh Zar deposit Kerman Iran Producer Details
Darreh-Zerreshk deposit Yazd Iran Producer Details
E-Meiduk station prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Dehsiahan prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Godar Siah1 prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
God-e-Kolvary prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Golab prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Goori prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Guro prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Janga prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Hararan prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Hemashk prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Hosein Abad prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Iju deposit Kerman Iran Producer Details
Jushin prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Kader prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Kahtokarha prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Khoot prospect Yazd Iran Past Producer Details
Koh Golab prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Kohe Medvar prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Kuh Panj prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Kuh Panj Kherad prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Kuh-e-Sorkh prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Lachah prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Lalleh Zar F3 prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Lalleh Zar F4 prospect Kerman Iran Unknown Details
Latela prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Meiduk deposit Kerman Iran Producer Details
N-Kamkoiye prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Now Chun deposit Kerman Iran Producer Details
NW-Bandovan prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
NW-Meiduk prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Palangy prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Raigan deposit Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Razi Abad-Madin prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Reshkan prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Sar Bagh prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Sar Cheshmeh deposit Kerman Iran Producer Details
Sar Kuh deposit Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Sar Mashk prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Sara prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Sargod prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
SE-Chah Messi prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
SE-Hamdin prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Serenu prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Seridune prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Sin Abad prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
S-Meiduk1 prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
S-Meiduk2 prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
S-Silicate vein prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Surakh Mar1 prospect Kerman Iran Unknown Details
Surakh Mar2 prospect Kerman Iran Unknown Details
SW-Golab prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
SW-Pishosta prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Takht prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
Takht Boneh prospect Kerman Iran Prospect Details
W-Meiduk station prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
W-Shahrebabak prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Zamin Hosein prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Zavarak prospect Kerman Iran Occurrence Details
Meiduk Group Group Kerman Iran Producer Details
Sar Cheshmeh Group Group Kerman Iran Producer Details