Chongmuda

Porphyry copper prospect in Xizang, China

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 8754
Alternate names Kelu-Chengmuca skarn/porphyry belt
Tract name Gangdese (142pCu8712)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xizang
Geographic location 91.908674, 29.268094
Geologic map unit 91.908674, 29.268094
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 21.35Ma
Age determination method K-Ar hornblende
Age range 21.35 ±1.99 Ma
Age reference Li, Qin and others (2005)
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Tibet. Gangdese porphyry copper belt. Skarn deposit with cross-cutting porphyry style mineralization. Porphyry copper, skarn-related. Exploration.
Study area name Tibetan Plateau
References Beaudoin and others (2005); Li, Qin and others (2005); Li and others (2006); Zheng, Duo, Cheng and others (2007)
Site reference Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2012)
Beaudoin, G., Hébert, R., Wang, C.S., and Tang, J., 2005, Epithermal Au-Ag-Cu, porphyry Cu-(Au-Mo), and Cu-Au-Ag-Zn-Pb skarn deposits of the Gangdese arc, Tibet, chap. 11-1 of Mao, Jingwen, and Bierlein, F.P., eds., Mineral deposit research—Meeting the global challenge:Springer, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SAG) Biennial Meeting, 8th, Beijing, August 18–21, 2005 [Proceedings], v. 1, p. 1219–1222. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27946-6_311.)Li Guangming, Qin Kezhang, Ding Kuishou, Li Jinxiang, Wang Shaohuai, Jiang Sanyuan, Lin Jindeng, Jiang Huazai, Fang Shuyan and Zhang Xinchun, 2006, Geology and mineral assemblage of Tertiary skarn Cu-Au±Mo deposits in the southeastern Gangdese arc—Implications for deep exploration: Acta Geologica Sinica, v. 80, p. 1407–1423. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-DZXE200609015.htm.)Li, Guangming; Qin, Kezhang; Ding, Kuishou; and Zhang, Xingchun, 2005, Cenozoic skarn Cu-Au deposits in SE Gangdese—Features, ages, mineral assemblages, and exploration significance, chap. 11-6 of Mao, Jingwen, and Bierlein, F.P., eds., Mineral Deposit Research—Meeting the Global Challenge: Springer, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SAG) Biennial Meeting, 8th, Beijing, August 18–21, 2005 [Proceedings], v. 1, p. 1239–1241. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27946-6_316.)Zheng, Youye; Duo, Ji; Cheng, Shunbo; Gao, Shunbao; and Dai, Fanghua, 2007, Progress in porphyry copper exploration from the Gangdise belt, Tibet, China: Frontiers of Earth Science in China, v. 1, p. 226–231. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11707-007-0028-z.)