Haft Cheshmeh

Porphyry copper deposit in Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Agha Mira
Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi
Geographic location 46.65, 38.8167
Geologic map unit 46.65, 38.8167
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Miocene
Age reference Hassanpour and Afzal (2013)
Associated rocks tuff, lava, carbonate
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Tonnage (Mt) 184Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.26%
Contained copper 480,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo-Au porphyry-skarn deposit; alkaline to calc-alkaline post-collisional; in development; projected to start in 2015.
Study area name Tethys
References Hassanpour and Afzal (2013); Hassanpour and others (2010); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Iran Geological Survey (2012e); Jamali and others (2010); Jamali and others (2012); National Iranian Copper Industries Co. (2012); Samani (1998)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Hassanpour, Shohreh, and Afzal, Peyman, 2013, Application of concentration-number (C-N) multifractal modeling for geochemical anomaly separation in Haftcheshmeh porphyry system, NW Iran: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, v. 6, p. 957–970.
Hassanpour, S., Rasa, I., Heydari, M., Matkan, A.A., and Moayyed, M., 2010, Geology, alteration and mineralization of the Haftcheshmeh Cu-Mo porphyry deposit: Iranian Journal of Geology, v. 4, no. 15, p. 15–28. (Abstract also available at http://www.sid.ir/En/ViewPaper.asp?ID=274403&varStr=39;NAKHAEI%20M.,KARIMPOUR%20M.H.,MAZAHERI%20S.A.,HAIDARIAN%20M.R.,ZARINKOUB%20M.H.;IRANIAN%20JOURNAL%20OF%20GEOLOGY;SUMMER%202011;5;18;77;91.)Iran Geological Survey, 2012a, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of copper: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, at http://www.gsi.ir/Images/WEBMINE/cu/prj_cu.htm.Iran Geological Survey, 2012e, Minerals information of Iran: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey Web page accessed June 25, 2012, at http://www.gsi.ir/General/Lang_en/Page_43/WebsiteId_17/Minerals.Distribution.html.Jamali, Hemayat; Dilek, Yildirim; Daliran, Farahnaz; Yaghubpur, Abdolmajid; and Mehrabi, Behzad, 2010, Metallogeny and tectonic evolution of the Cenozoic Ahar-Arasbaran volcanic belt, northern Iran: International Geology Review, v. 52, p. 608–630. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206810903416323.)Jamali, Hemayat; Yaghubpur, Abdolmajid; Mehrabi, Behzad; Dilek, Yildirim; Daliran, Farahnaz; and Meshkani, Ahamd, 2012, Petrogenesis and tectono-magmatic setting of Meso–Cenozoic magmatism in Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, chap. 3 of Al-Juboury, A.I., ed., Petrology—New perspectives and applications: Rijeka, Croatia, InTech, p. 51–68. (Also available at http://www.researchgate.net/publication/221922247_Petrogenesis_and_Tectono-Magmatic_Setting_of_Meso-Cenozoic_Magmatism_in_Azerbaijan_Province_Northwestern_Iran.)National Iranian Copper Industries Co., 2012, National Iranian Copper Industries Company: International Copper Study Group (ICSG) Meeting, 20th, Lisbon, April 25–27, 2012, 16 p., accessed October 11, 2012, at http://www.icsg.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=344&Itemid=62. (Now available at http://www.icsg.org/index.php/meetings-and-presentations-2/finish/157-2012-04-icsg-39th-regular-meeting-and-joint-study-groups-seminar-lisbon-portugal/848-iran-copper-industry-nicico.)
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.