Porphyry copper prospect in Xinjiang, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Kazakh-Tarim (142pCu8505)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xinjiang
Geographic location 80.9754, 44.6736
Geologic map unit 80.9754, 44.6736
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 366Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon LA-ICP-MS
Age range 366 ±3 Ma
Age reference Tang and others (2010)
Associated rocks monzogranite porphryry, plagiogranite, granodiorite porphyry, diorite porphyry, diabase
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Devonian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Au
Minor commodities Zn
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Resource of >1 Mt metal at grades of 0.3–3.7% Cu and 0.6–0.7% Zn. Sr and Nd isotopes suggest continental arc setting. Most mineralized rock is skarn.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Zhang, Wang, Wang and Zuo (2008); Zhang, Zhang and others (2010); Tang, Wang, Wyman and others (2010); Lui and others (2005)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)