Porphyry copper prospect in Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Qyzylkiya
Tract name Late Paleozoic Balkhash-Ili magmatic arc (east) (142pCu8003a)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy
Geographic location 80.05267, 46.987254
Geologic map unit 80.05267, 46.987254
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, magnetite, marcasite, molybdenite, mushketowite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, titanomagnetite
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Eroded Cu-Mo prospect associated with a granodiorite porphyry stock in the Aktogai district. Location based on grid road pattern, trenches on Google Earth (March 5, 2010); 14 km NW of Singer and others' (2008) location. Grade: 0.36% Cu (?) , 0.01% Mo,0.24g/t Re, 1.8g/t Se, 0.007–0.40g/t Au, 1.8g/t Ag. Location is spelled “Qyzylkiya” in Seltmann and others (2009); their location is about 1 km NW of location from Google Earth; evidence of exploration activity on Google Earth (March 5, 2010), but most of road grid pattern is to south.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Seltmann and others (2009); Zvezdov and others (1993); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)