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 99.4466, 40.6331
Geologic map unit 99.4466, 40.6331
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~490–390 Ma (Caledonian orogeny) to ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Associated rocks adamellite porphyry, felsite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Paleozoic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Resource of 17.9 Mt at 1.17% Cu and 14 g/t Au. Medium-sized Cu deposit. Not explored as porphyry target.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Yin (2003); Yin and others (2009); Kamitani and others (2007)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)