Porphyry copper deposit in Toshkent, Uzbekistan

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Uzbekistan
State or province Toshkent
Geographic location 69.705223, 40.798739
Geologic map unit 69.705223, 40.798739
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 290Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 309–270 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals actinolite, anhydrite, carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks diorite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, granosyenite porphyry, quartz porphyry, skarn, alaskite, andesite, andesitic basalt, andesitic dacite, conglomerate, dolomite, granodiorite, limestone, siltstone
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Late Carboniferous–Permian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo, Au, Ag, Re, Se, Te
Tonnage (Mt) 700Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.85%
Contained copper 6,000,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Saukbulak district. Location: area with small pit on Google Earth (March 1, 2010); road terraced hill slope.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Sokolov (1998); Zvezdov and Migachev (1986); Zvezdov and others (1987); Zvezdov and others (1993); Scarborough Minerals PLC (2006); Mineral Securities Ltd. (2007); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)