Porphyry molybdenum-copper prospect in Xizang, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Gangdese (142pCu8712)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Xizang
Geographic location 93.067413, 29.910469
Geologic map unit 93.067413, 29.910469
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry molybdenum-copper
Age (Ma) 19.88Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon LA-ICP-MS
Age range 19.88 ±0.38 Ma
Age reference Xia and others (2010)
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Tibet. Related prospect. Porphyry deposit with both a molybdenum-rich zone (0.17%) and a copper-rich zone (0.57%). Exploration.
Study area name Tibetan Plateau
References Zhang, Wang, Xia and Qiong (2008); Xia and others (2010)
Site reference Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2012)