Baycheh Bagh

Porphyry copper(?) prospect in Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Baychehbagh
Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi
Geographic location 47.3, 36.8917
Geologic map unit 47.3, 36.8917
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper(?)
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene(?)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals arsenopyrite, biotite, chalcopyrite, covellite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks conglomerate, andesite, ceratophir and sphylitic lava and pyroclastic rocks
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene(?)

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Pb, Zn
Trace commodities Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Possible porphyry-related Cu-Pb-Zn-Mo skarn; several adits; past producer.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Förster (1978); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Iran Geological Survey (2012e); Samani (1998); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)