Porphyry copper prospect in Xizang, China

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Dobuzha
Tract name Tethyan Gangdese (142pCu8706)
Included sites Duobuza, Bulong
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xizang
Geographic location 83.4406, 32.8328
Geologic map unit 83.4406, 32.8328
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 118Ma
Age determination method Re-Os
Age range 118 Ma
Age reference She and others (2006)
Minerals azurite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, copper, cuprite, gold, malachite, molybdenite
Associated rocks quartz diorite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, andesite, basaltic andesite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Early Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Inferred resource of 5.38 Mt of Cu at 0.72% Cu; 41 t Au at 0.23 g/t Au. two deposits, Duobuza and Bulong, combined because adjacent.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Li, Lai and others (2007)); Li, Chen and others (2008); Li, Zeng and others (2011); Xie and others (2009); She and others (2006)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Li WenBo, Chen YanJing, Lai Yong, and Ji JianQing, 2008, Metallogenic time and tectonic setting of the Bainaimiao Cu-Au deposit, Inner Mongolia: Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 24, no. 4, p. 890–898. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-YSXB200804028.htm.)Li WenBo, Lai Yong, Sun XiWen, and Wang BaoGuo, 2007, Fluid inclusion study of the Bainaimiao Cu-Au deposit in Inner Mongolia, China: Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 23, no. 9, p. 2165–2176. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-YSXB200709015.htm.)Li Wenchang, Zeng Pusheng, Hou Zengqian, and White, N.C., 2011, The Pulang porphyry copper deposit and associated felsic intrusions in Yunnan province, southwest China: Economic Geology, v. 106, p. 79–92. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/econgeo.106.1.79.)She Hongquan, Li Jinwen, Feng Chengyou, Ma Dongfang, Pan Guitang, and Li Guangming, 2006, The high-temperature and hypersaline fluid inclusions and its implications to the metallogenesis in Duobuza porphyry copper deposit, Tibet: Acta Geologica Sinica, v. 80, p. 1434–1447. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-DZXE200609017.htm.)Xie Guo-gang, Xie Lin, Cao Sheng-hua, Mo Xuan-xue, and Dong Guo-chen, 2009, Prospect evaluation and metallogenic features of the Bangong Lake Fe-Cu polymetallic mineralization belt in western Tibet, China: Geological Bulletin of China, v. 28, no .4,p. 538–545. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-ZQYD200904018.htm.)