Porphyry copper prospect in Tehran, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Dorvan Sanj
Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Tehran
Geographic location 51.017, 36.075
Geologic map unit 51.017, 36.075
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range late Eocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, malachite, molybdenite, nikeline (niccolite)
Associated rocks tuff, andesite, volcanic rocks
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age late Eocene or younger

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Mo-(Cu-Au) porphyry-related prospect.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Farahkhah and others (2010); Iran Geological Survey (2012d); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)