Porphyry copper(?) prospect in Markazi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Chenarestan, Hasan Abad, Nezam Abad, Hossein Abad, Revesht
Tract name Sanandaj-Sirjan (142pCu9003)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Markazi
Geographic location 49.2917, 33.7167
Geologic map unit 49.2917, 33.7167
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper(?)
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Middle Jurassic
Age reference Tahmasbi and others (2009)
Associated rocks altered metamorphic and intrusive rocks (metamorphosed volcano-sed)
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Middle Jurassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu, W, Sn
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Possible porphyry-related or reduced Cu-W-Sn skarn occurrence; past producer.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012b); Iran Geological Survey (2012e); Nezafati (2006); Nezafati and others (2005); Tahmasbi and others (2009); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Bazin, D., and Hübner H., 1969a, Copper deposits in Iran: Iran Geological Survey Report 13, 232 p.
Iran Geological Survey, 2012b, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of gold: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, at Geological Survey, 2012e, Minerals information of Iran: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey Web page accessed June 25, 2012, at, Nima, 2006, Au-Sn-W-Cu-mineralization in the Astaneh-Sarband area, west central Iran—Including a comparison of the ores with ancient bronze artifacts from western Asia: Tübingen, Germany, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Ph.D. dissertation, 128 p. (Also available at, N., Herzig, P.M., Pernicka, E., and Momenzadeh, M., 2005, Intrusion-related gold occurrences in the Astaneh-Sarband area, west central Iran, chap. 4-24 of Mao, Jingwen, and Bierlein, F.P., eds., Mineral deposit research—Meeting the global challenge: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 8th, Beijing, August 18–21, 2005 [Proceedings], p. 445–448. (Also available at, Z., Khalili, M., and Ahmadi-Khalaji, A., 2009, Thermobarometry of the Astaneh pluton and its related subvolcanic rocks (Sanandaj–Sirjan zone, western Iran): Journal of Applied Sciences, p. 874–882. (Also available at Geological Survey, 2012, Mineral resource data system (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey database, accessed October 19, 2012, at