Porphyry copper(?) prospect in Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Chemtal, Agha Ali
Tract name Azerbaijan—Caucasus-Iran (142pCu9014c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Azarbayjan-e-Sharqi
Geographic location 46.1667, 38.8167
Geologic map unit 46.1667, 38.8167
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper(?)
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range late Eocene–Oligocene–early Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, magnetite, bornite, covellite, garnet, pyrite
Associated rocks schist, limestone (recrystalized and metamorphosed), granite, hornfels
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age late Eocene–Oligocene–early Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Possible porphyry-related Cu-Au-Fe skarn; assays: 0.27–2.25% Cu and 0.1 to 0.4 g/t Au.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Iran Geological Survey (2012e); Samani (1998)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Bazin, D., and Hübner H., 1969a, Copper deposits in Iran: Iran Geological Survey Report 13, 232 p.
Iran Geological Survey, 2012a, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of copper: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, at Geological Survey, 2012e, Minerals information of Iran: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey Web page accessed June 25, 2012, at
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.