Porphyry copper prospect in Gansu, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Solonker (142pCu8501)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Gansu
Geographic location 97.2475, 41.6359
Geologic map unit 97.2475, 41.6359
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 334Ma
Age determination method Rb-Sr
Age range 334 Ma
Age reference Xu and others (2010)
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, galena, covellite, malachite, pyrite
Associated rocks granodiorite porphyry, dacite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Old mining district undergoing reevaluation. Some mining of Au.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Xu and others (2010); Zhang and others (2011); Yan and others (2007); Kamitani and others (2007); Warren J. Nokleberg (written commun., 2006)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Kamitani, Masaharu; Okumura, Kimio; Teraoka, Yoji; Miyano, Sumiko; and Watanabe, Yasusi, 2007, Mineral deposit data of mineral resources map of east Asia, with explanatory notes: Japan Geological Survey, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 19 p., 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:3,000,000, accessed April, 2011, at http://www.gsj.jp/Map/EN/docs/overseas_doc/mrm-e_asia.htm, and at https://www.gsj.jp/Map/EN/docs/overseas_doc/ExplanatoryNote.pdf.Xu Rong-ke, Lu Sheng-zhang, Li Xing-de, Zheng You-ye, Sun Xing-chun, Wei Zhi-jun, Shan Liang, Zhang Yu-lian, Lu Lin, Li Hong-mei, Liu Xin-yang, Liu Jun-an, and Liu Yuan-ping, 2010, Metallotectonic anatomy and metallogenic prognosis for ore-concentrated area of Gongpoquan copper deposit from Beishan area of Gansu province: Geology and Exploration, v. 46, no. 1, p. 93–101. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-DZKT201001014.htm.)Yan Guangsheng, Qiu Ruizhao, Lian Changyun, Nokleberg, W.J., Cao Li, Chen Xiufa, Mao Jingwen, Xiao Keyan, Li Jinyi, Xiao Qinghui, Zhou Su, Wang Mingyan, Liu Dawen, Yuan Chunhua, Han Jiuxi, Wang Liangliang, Chen Zhen, Chen Yuming, Xie Guiqing, and Ding Jianhua, 2007, Quantitative assessment of the resource potential of porphyry copper systems in China: Earth Science Frontiers, v. 14, p. 27–41. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1872-5791(07)60034-7.)Zhang, Chao; Ma, Chang-Qian; Liao, Qun-An; Zhang, Jin-Yang; and She, Zhen-Bing, 2011, Implications of subduction and subduction zone migration of the Paleo-Pacific plate beneath eastern North China, based on distribution, geochronology, and geochemistry of Late Mesozoic volcanic rocks: International Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 100, p. 1665–1684. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00531-010-0582-6.)