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 82.9451, 44.1214
Geologic map unit 82.9451, 44.1214
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 359Ma
Age determination method Re-Os
Age range 359 Ma (Re-Os) and 350 ±0.65 Ma (U-Pb LA-ICP-MS); 346.1 ±1.2 Ma and 354.0 ±0.68 Ma (U-Pb zircon LA-ICP-MS)
Age reference Xue and others (2011); Zhang, Zhang and others (2010); Tang and others (2010)
Associated rocks granodiorite porphyry, monzogranite porphyry
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Small resource at grades of 0.1–0.2% Cu and Mo grades of 0.06–0.3% Mo. Sr and Nd isotopes suggest continental arc setting.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Xue and others (2011); Zhang, Zhang and others (2010); Tang, Wang, Wyman and others (2010)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)