Porphyry copper prospect in Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Andarian, Kharvanaq, Kharvanagh, Kharvanak
Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi
Geographic location 46.1686, 38.6832
Geologic map unit 46.1686, 38.6832
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 Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu porphyry-related Cu-Au skarn prospect.
Study area name Tethys
References Arjmandzadeh and others (2011a); Arjmandzadeh and others (2011b); Iran Geological Survey (2010); Iran Geological Survey (2012b); Moritz and others (2006); Somarin and Moayyed (2002)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Arjmandzadeh, R., Karimpour, M.H., Mazaheri, S.A., Santos, J.F., Medina, J.M., and Homam, S.M., 2011a, Sr-Nd isotope geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Chah-Shaljami granitoids (Lut block, eastern Iran): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 41, p. 283–296. (Also available at, R., Karimpour, M.H., Mazaheri, S.A., Santos, J.F., Medina, J.M., and Homan, S.M., 2011b, Two-sided asymmetric subduction—Implications for tectonomagmatic and metallogenic evolution of the Lut block, eastern Iran: Iran, Journal of Economic Geology, v. 3, p. 93. (Also available at Geological Survey, 2010, Iran Geological Survey, 3- Copper, Masjed Daqi: Iran Geological Survey Web page, accessed October 3, 2012, at Geological Survey, 2012b, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of gold: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, at, Robert; Ghazban, Fereydoun; and Singer, B.S., 2006, Eocene gold ore formation at Muteh, Sanandaj–Sirjan tectonic zone, western Iran—A result of late-stage extension and exhumation of metamorphic basement rocks within the Zagros orogen: Economic Geology, v. 101, p. 1497–1524. (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