Javan Shakh

Porphyry copper prospect in Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Javan Shakhe, Javanshaykh
Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi
Geographic location 47.05, 38.6667
Geologic map unit 47.05, 38.6667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene
Age reference Somarin and others (2005)
Minerals chalcopyrite, epidote, garnet, hematite, magnetite, pyrite
Associated rocks feldspar porphyry granodiorite, limestone
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu porphyry-related Cu skarn prospect.
Study area name Tethys
References Mollai and others (2009); Somarin and Moayyed (2002); Somarin and others (2005)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Mollai, Habib; Sharma, Rajesh; and Pe-Piper, Georgia, 2009, Copper mineralization around the Ahar batholith, north of Ahar (NW Iran)—Evidence for fluid evolution and the origin of the skarn ore deposit: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 35, p. 401–414. (Also available at, A.K., and Moayyed, M., 2002, Granite- and gabbrodiorite-associated skarn deposits of NW Iran: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 20, p. 127–138. (Also available at
Somarin, A.K., Liaghat, S., Hosseini, A., and Zarasvandi, M., 2005, World skarn deposits—Skarns of Iran, in Meinert, L.D., Dipple, G.M., and Nicolescu, Stefan, World skarn deposits, in Hedenquist, J.W., Thompson, J.F.H., Goldfarb, R.J., and Richards,J.P., eds., Economic Geology One Hundredth Anniversary Volume, 1905–2005: Society of Economic Geologists, CD-ROM, 2 p. and data (table 10.1) in appendix.