Porphyry copper prospect in Xizang, China

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Jyiru
Tract name Gangdese (142pCu8712)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xizang
Geographic location 88.781315, 29.685576
Geologic map unit 88.781315, 29.685576
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 50Ma
Age determination method Re-Os molybdenite
Age range 48–51 Ma
Age reference Gong and others (2008)
Minerals azurite/malachite, bornite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks diorite porphyry dike, granite porphyry, adamellite, monzogranite porphyry
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Eocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Tibet. Gangdese porphyry copper belt. Cu, Mo, W, Bi local anomalies. Exposed. Drilling in 2007. Exploration.
Study area name Tibetan Plateau
References Zheng, Duo, Cheng and others (2007); Zheng, Duo, Zhang and others (2007); Singer and others (2008); Gong and others (2008)
Site reference Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2012)