Alam Kuh

Porphyry copper prospect in Mazandaran, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Plio-Quaternary—Post-collisional (142pCu9017b)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Mazandaran
Geographic location 50.937, 36.395
Geologic map unit 50.937, 36.395
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 6.8Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon
Age range 6.8 ±0.1 Ma
Age reference Axen and others (2001)
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age late Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Mo-(Cu?) porphyry-related prospect; post-collisional porphyry units shown in geologic map.
Study area name Tethys
References Axen and others (2001); Berberian and Berberian (1981); Gansser and Huber (1962); Guest and others (2006); Guest and others (2007)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Axen, G.J., Lam, P.S., Grove, Marty, Stockli, D.F., and Hassanzadeh, Jamshid, 2001, Exhumation of the west-central Alborz Mountains, Iran—Caspian subsidence, and collision-related tectonics: Geology, v. 29, p. 559–562. (Also available at<0559:EOTWCA>2.0.CO;2.)Berberian, F., and Berberian, M., 1981, Tectonoplutonic episodes in Iran, in Gupta, H.K., and Delany, F.M., eds., Zagros, Hindu Kush, Himalaya—Geodynamic evolution: American Geophysical Union, Geodynamics Series, v. 3, p. 5–32. (Also available at, Augusto, and Huber, Heinrich, 1962, Geological observations in the central Elburz, Iran: Zürich, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, v. 42, p. 583–630. (Also available at, Bernard, Stockli, D.F., Grove, Marty, Axen, G.J., Lam, P.S., and Hassanzadeh, Jamshid, 2006, Thermal histories from the central Alborz Mountains, northern Iran—Implications for the spatial and temporal distribution of deformation in northern Iran: Gelogical Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 1507–1521. (Also available at, Bernard; Guest, Alice; and Axen, Gary, 2007, Late Tertiary tectonic evolution of northern Iran—A case for simple crustal folding: Global and Planetary Change, v. 58, p. 435–453. (Also available at