Porphyry copper prospect in Esfahan, Iran

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Esfahan
Geographic location 54.213, 33.441
Geologic map unit 54.213, 33.441
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Eocene or younger
Age reference Iran Geological Survey (2012d)
Minerals cerussite, chalcopyrite, galena, gold, limonite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, scheelite
Associated rocks volcanics, dolomite, granite, hornfels, marble, skarn, quartzite, schist
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Eocene or younger

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Mo-Cu-W porphyry-related vein prospect; abandoned; shafts.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Iran Geological Survey (2012d); Nezampour and Rassa (2005)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)