Porphyry copper prospect in Xizang, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Gangdese (142pCu8712)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xizang
Geographic location 87.468892, 29.655314
Geologic map unit 87.468892, 29.655314
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 13.72Ma
Age determination method Re-Os molybdenite
Age range 13.72 ±0.62 Ma (Re-Os molybdenite); 13.3 ±0.2 Ma (U-Pb zircon SHRIMP)
Age reference Zheng, Zhang and others (2007)
Minerals azurite/malachite, carbonate, chalcopyrite, copper, cuprite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks granite porphyry, quartz porphyry, andesite, conglomerate, dacite, monzogranite, rhyolite pyroclastics, sandstone
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Tibet. Gangdese porphyry copper belt. Exposed. Conceptual resource of 120 Mt at 0.83% Cu, 0.3 g/t Au, and 2.65 g/t Ag. Although Singer (2008) listed this as a deposit, that resource was based on only 5 drill holes. Exploration.
Study area name Tibetan Plateau
References Southern China Resources PLC (2007); Zheng, Duo, Cheng and others (2007); Singer and others (2008); Zheng, Zhang and others (2007)
Site reference Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2012)