Da Hong Shan

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 92.3229, 42.0854
Geologic map unit 92.3229, 42.0854
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Associated rocks andesite porphyry, felsic porphyry, volcanic rocks
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Completed a ten-hole diamond drilling program in 2008; hole FDD007 intersected 18 m at 0.27% Cu from 18 m and 5 m at 0.01% Mo from 17 m. Cu mineralization occurs in a series of east-west zones controlled by the intrusion of porphyry dikes and sills into basaltic and andesitic volcanic and tuffaceous rocks. Drilling has confirmed that the stratigraphy and mineralization dip 45 degrees south; there are also high-angle porphyry dikes that are altered and mineralized.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Midas Resources Limited (2008)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)