Porphyry copper prospect in Xinjiang, China

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kendenggao'er
Tract name Kazakh-Tarim (142pCu8505)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xinjiang
Geographic location 83.2784, 44.2052
Geologic map unit 83.2784, 44.2052
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 314Ma
Age determination method Re-Os
Age range 313.9 ±2.5 Ma
Age reference Jia and others (2011)
Minerals arsenopyrite, bornite, chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite
Associated rocks granodiorite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Previous small-scale mining. Porphyry superimposed on skarn.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Jia and others (2011); Lui and others (2005)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)