Porphyry copper prospect in Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi
Geographic location 47.2793, 38.1924
Geologic map unit 47.2793, 38.1924
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range early Miocene
Age reference Hezarkhani (2008)
Associated rocks andesite, medium- to high-K calc-alkaline subvolcanic rocks, diorite, granodiorite to quartz monzonite porphyry
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age early Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry-skarn prospect; assay: 0.2% Cu; exploration.
Study area name Tethys
References Hezarkhani (2008); Hosseinzadeh and others (2010); Jamali and others (2010); Jamali and others (2012); Pazand, Hezarkhani, and Ataei (2011)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Hezarkhani, Ardeshir, 2008, Hydrothermal evolution of the Sonajil porphyry copper system, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran—The history of an uneconomic deposit: International Geology Review, v. 50, p. 483–501. (Also available at, Gh., Calagari, A.A., Moayyed, M., Hadj-Alilu, B., and Moazzen, M., 2010, Study of hypogen alteration and copper mineralization in Sonajil area (east of Herris, East Azerbaijan) [abs.]: Iran Geological Survey Geosciences, no. 74. (Also available at,.East.Azarbaidjan).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, 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, K., Hezarkhani, A., and Ataei, M., 2011, The application of lithogeochemical and alteration index for copper mineralization in the Sonajil area, NW Iran: Arabian Journal of Geosciences. (Also available at