Porphyry copper prospect in Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Qarachilar, Qareh Chilar2
Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi
Geographic location 46.4, 38.85
Geologic map unit 46.4, 38.85
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene
Age reference Jamali and others (2010)
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, copper carbonate, galena, limonite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks diorite, porphyric andesite, granodiorite
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Au
Minor commodities Ag
Trace commodities W, Bi, Pb
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo-Au-(Ag) porphyry prospect; assays: 2% Cu, 40 g/t Ag, 0.1–2% Mo, 2–3 g/t Au; exploration; several trenches and short adits.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Iran Geological Survey (2012e); Jamali and others (2010); Samani (1998); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)