Porphyry copper prospect in Xizang, China

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kelu-Chengmuca skarn/porphyry belt
Tract name Gangdese (142pCu8712)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xizang
Geographic location 91.966275, 29.914933
Geologic map unit 91.966275, 29.914933
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Miocene(?)
Age reference Meng and others (2003b)
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene(?)

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Tibet. Gangdese porphyry copper belt. Low-grade Cu-Mo porphyry style mineralization (0.2% Cu, 0.05% Mo), with distal polymetallic skarn. Porphyry copper, skarn-related. Polymetallic replacement deposit underlain by porphyry-style mineralization. Exploration.
Study area name Tibetan Plateau
References Hou, Yang and others (2009); Meng and others (2003b)
Site reference Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2012)