Porphyry molybdenum-copper prospect in Gansu, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name East Qinling (142pCu8705)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Gansu
Geographic location 105.112998962, 34.60100174
Geologic map unit 105.112998962, 34.60100174
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry molybdenum-copper
Age (Ma) 214Ma
Age determination method Re-Os molybdenite
Age range 214.4 ±7.1 Ma
Age reference Zhu, Ding and others (2009)
Minerals arsenopyrite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, marcasite, molybdenite, pyrite, scheelite
Associated rocks granite, monzogranite
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Late Triassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Primarily a Mo deposit; zoned hydrothermal alteration assemblages (potassic, argillic, propylitic). Cu grade to 0.05%; contains trace W. Exploration. Significant prospect.
Study area name East Asia Mesozoic
References Zhu, Ding and others (2009); Zhu and others (2011); Cao and others (2011)
Site reference Ludington, Mihalasky, and others (2012)