Porphyry copper prospect in Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Chatkal and Kurama Ranges (142pCu8001)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Kyrgyzstan
State or province Jalal-Abad
Geographic location 71.054195, 41.261674
Geologic map unit 71.054195, 41.261674
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, covellite, galena, gold, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite
Tectonic setting postconvergence

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Contact of Middle Carboniferous granodiorites and diorites with limestones. The ore body is a skarn (garnet-wollastonite-pyroxene). The length of the deposit is 2,000 m with average thickness of 27 m; ore extends to a depth of at least 500 m. Grade: 1.14% Cu, 1.96 g/t Au, 13.2 g/t Ag. Tonnage: 203,000 t Cu.
Study area name West Central Asia
References United Nations (1998); Seltmann and others (2009)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)
Seltmann, R., Shatov, V., and Yakubchuk, A., 2009, Mineral deposits database and thematic maps of Central Asia: London, Natural History Museum, Centre for Russian and Central Eurasian Mineral Studies (CERCAMS), 143 p. and ArcGIS 9.2, ArcView 3.2 and MapInfo 6.0 (7.0) GIS packages, scale 1:1,500,000, CD-ROM.
United Nations, 1998, Geology and mineral resources of Kyrgyzstan: New York, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Atlas of mineral resources of the ESCAP region, v. 13, 153 p.