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 88.9311, 31.4006
Geologic map unit 88.9311, 31.4006
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 116Ma
Age determination method Re-Os molybdenite
Age range 116.2 ±1.9 Ma; 115.7 ±1.3 Ma
Age reference Zhao and others (2009)
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, galena, malachite, molybdenite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granodiorite, quartz diorite, diorite, granite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Early Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments A skarn deposit, with indications of porphyry mineralization below; indicates extension of the Bangong-Nujiang porphyry belt.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Zhao and others (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)