Wunugetushan

Porphyry copper (Cu-Mo) deposit in Nei Mongol, China

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 470
Alternate names Wushan
Tract name Manchuride (142pCu8509)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Nei Mongol
Geographic location 117.301002503, 49.423900604
Geologic map unit 117.301002503, 49.423900604
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Mo
Age (Ma) 183.3Ma
Age determination method U-Pb
Age range 183.3 ±0.6 Ma
Age reference Zeng, Liu, Yu and others (2011)
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite porphyry, andesite porphyry, dacite, dacite porphyry, diorite porphyry, granite porphyry, monzogranite porphyry, rhyolite porphyry
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Early Jurassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Minor commodities Au, Ag
Tonnage (Mt) 558Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.4%
Mo grade (%) 0.05%
Contained copper 2,230,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Adamellite (quartz monzonite) porphyry is surrounded by zone of polymetallic mineralization; intense sericitic alteration. 33 Cu and 13 Mo orebodies, in part offset by a WNW-trending post mineral fault. Mining.
Study area name East Asia Mesozoic
References Li and others (2012); Wang and Qin (1988); Qin and others (1995); Zeng, Liu, Yu and others (2011); Qin and others (1997); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Ludington, Mihalasky, and others (2012)
Li, Nuo; Chen, Yan-Jing; Ulrich, Thomas; and Lai, Yong, 2012, Fluid inclusion study of the Wunugetu Cu-Mo deposit, Inner Mongolia, China: Mineralium Deposita, v. 47, p. 467–482. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-011-0384-1.)
Qin, Kezhang; Wang, Z.T.; and Pan, L.J., 1995, Magmatism and metallogenic systematics of the southern Ergun Mo, Cu, Pb, Zn and Ag belt, Inner Mongolia, China, in Ishihara, Shuns?, and Czamanske, G.K., eds., Proceedings of the Sapporo International Conference on ""Mineral Resources of the NW Pacific Rim"" 1994: Tokyo, Society of Resource Geology, Resource Geology Special Issue, no. 18, p. 159–169.
Qin, Kezhang; Li, H.M., and Ishihara, S., 1997, Intrusive and mineralization ages of the Wunugetushan porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, NE-China—Evidence from single grain zircon U-Pb, Rb-Sr isochron and K-Ar ages: Resource Geology, v. 47, p. 293–298. [In Chinese, English abstract.]
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.Wang Zhitian, and Qin Kezhang, 1988, Geological-geochemical characteristics and metallogenic material sources of the Wunugetushan lower crust porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit: Mineral Deposits, v. 7, no. 4, p. 4–15. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-KCDZ198804001.htm.)Zeng, Qingdong; Liu, Jianming; Yu, Changming; Ye, Jie; and Liu, Hongtao, 2011, Metal deposits in the Da Hinggan Mountains, NE China—Styles, characteristics, and exploration potential: International Geology Review, v. 53, p. 846–878. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206810903211492.)