Porphyry copper prospect in Xizang, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Tethyan Gangdese (142pCu8706)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xizang
Geographic location 85.9709, 31.0537
Geologic map unit 85.9709, 31.0537
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 87.69Ma
Age determination method Ar-Ar
Age range 87.69 ±0.64 Ma (Ar-Ar); 90.1 Ma (U-Pb zircon SHRIMP); 87.2 Ma (unknown)
Age reference Xin and Qu (2006)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, covellite, malachite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks monzogranite, diabase
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Related to bimodal suite of rocks. Skarn related.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Xin and Qu (2006)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)