Porphyry copper(?) prospect in Yazd, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Andakhan
Tract name Esfahan (142pCu9008)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Yazd
Geographic location 55.3756, 32.992
Geologic map unit 55.3756, 32.992
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper(?)
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Eocene(?)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals bismuthinite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, galena, malachite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks marble, granite, metavolcanic rocks
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Eocene(?)

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Pb, Zn, W, Mo, Bi, As, Fe, Ag, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Possible porphyry-related Cu-Pb-Zn-W-Mo-Ag-Au skarn; historic mining district; Co-Ni ophiolite deposits in the area.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012b); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)