Porphyry copper prospect in Ardabil, Iran

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Ardabil
Geographic location 47.5368, 38.5484
Geologic map unit 47.5368, 38.5484
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene or Oligocene–Miocene(?)
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous–Paleocene–Eocene or Oligocene–Miocene(?)

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo, Ag, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-(Mo-Ag-Au) porphyry prospect.
Study area name Tethys
References Samani (1998)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Samani, Bahram, 1998, Distribution, setting and metallogenesis of copper deposits in Iran, in Porter, T.M., ed., Porphyry and hydrothermal copper and gold deposits—A global perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation Conference, Perth, November 30–December 1, 1998, Proceedings: Adelaide, PGC Publishing, p. 151–174.