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 83.8413, 43.5597
Geologic map unit 83.8413, 43.5597
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~290 Ma (Variscan orogeny)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite
Associated rocks diorite, quartz diorite, granite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Lenticular ore bodies; 480 by 28 m and 250 by 32 m. Silicification and propylitic alteration.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Liu and others (2005)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)