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 83.0267, 44.1439
Geologic map unit 83.0267, 44.1439
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference Jia and others (2011)
Minerals chalcopyrite, molybdenite
Associated rocks granodiorite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Part of a 25-km-long NE–SW mineral trend that includes Kendenggaoer and Lalisigaoer-3571, which have previous small-scale mining and grades of 0.1–0.2% Cu, respectively.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Jia and others (2011)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)