Porphyry copper prospect in Xinjiang, China

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Nilekequnji
Tract name Kazakh-Tarim (142pCu8505)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xinjiang
Geographic location 82.4667, 43.68
Geologic map unit 82.4667, 43.68
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals albite, malachite
Associated rocks albite rhyolite porphyry, breccia porphyry, quartz albitophyre
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 Porphyry Cu deposits connected with Late Hercynian hypabyssal intrusive rocks.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Zhao (1999); Zhang, Zhang and others (2010); Liu and others (2011); Yan and others (2007); Lui and others (2005); Warren J. Nokleberg (written commun., 2006)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Liu, S., Wu, J., Zhang, L., and Dong, H., 2011, Wide-band rock and ore samples complex permittivity measurement, chap. 6 of Akdagli, Ali, ed., Behaviour of electromagnetic waves in different media and structures: Rijeka, Croatia, In-Tech, p. 101–120.(Also available at http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/16403/InTech-Wide_band_rock_and_ore_samples_complex_permittivity_measurement.pdf.)
Lui Dequan, Tang Yanling, and Zhou Ruhong, 2005, Copper deposits and nickel deposits in Xinjiang, China: Geological Publishing House, 360 p. [In Chinese.]
Yan Guangsheng, Qiu Ruizhao, Lian Changyun, Nokleberg, W.J., Cao Li, Chen Xiufa, Mao Jingwen, Xiao Keyan, Li Jinyi, Xiao Qinghui, Zhou Su, Wang Mingyan, Liu Dawen, Yuan Chunhua, Han Jiuxi, Wang Liangliang, Chen Zhen, Chen Yuming, Xie Guiqing, and Ding Jianhua, 2007, Quantitative assessment of the resource potential of porphyry copper systems in China: Earth Science Frontiers, v. 14, p. 27–41. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1872-5791(07)60034-7.)Zhang, Dongyang; Zhang, Zhaochong; Xue, Chunji; Zhao, Zhidan; and Liu, Junlai, 2010, Geochronology and geochemistry of the ore-forming porphyries in the Lailisigao’er-Lamasu region of the western Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang, NW China—Implications for petrogenesis, metallogenesis, and tectonic setting: Journal of Geology, v. 118, p. 543–563. (Also available at http://www.cugb.edu.cn/upload/20600/papers_upload/news_20115516914.pdf and at http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/655013.)
Zhao, B., 1999, Distribution of nonferrous metallic deposits on the periphery of the Tarim basin and its relation with structures interpreted by remote sensing: Geological Exploration for Non Ferrous Metals, v. 8, p. 176–185. [In Chinese, English abstract.]