Taldy-Bulak

Porphyry copper (Cu-Au) deposit in Talas, Kyrgyzstan

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 412
Alternate names Talas
Tract name Ordovician North Tian Shan magmatic arc (142pCu8002)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Kyrgyzstan
State or province Talas
Geographic location 72.767814, 42.551062
Geologic map unit 72.767814, 42.551062
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 444Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 444 ±8 Ma
Age reference Jenchuraeva (1997)
Minerals albite, Bi-minerals, carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, kaolinite, molybdenite, montmorillonite, gold, pyrite, sericite, tourmaline
Associated rocks diorite porphyry, eruptive breccia, monzodiorite porphyry, quartz porphyry, limestone, phyllite, rhyolite, trachyandesite, tuff, andesite, basaltic andesite, granodiorite, sandstone, shale, siltstone
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Late Ordovician–Early Silurian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au
Minor commodities Mo, Ag, Bi
Tonnage (Mt) 540Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.27%
Mo grade (%) 0.008%
Au grade (g/t) 0.5g/t
Contained copper 1,500,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 60

Reference information

Comments Location: drill roads on Google Earth (March 3, 2010); most recent appearing work; matches location in NI-43-101 report (Au-Cu resource).
Study area name West Central Asia
References Djenchuraeva (2005); Jenchuraeva (1997); Jenchuraeva and Maksumova (1993); Metal Mining Agency of Japan (1997); Seltmann and Porter (2005); Wardell Armstrong International (2010); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)
Djenchuraeva, R.D., 2005, Geodynamics and metallogeny of active continental margins of the Kyrgyz Tien Shan, in Mao, J., Bierlein, F.P., eds., Mineral deposits research—Meeting the global challenge, v. 2: Springer, p. 1309–1311. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27946-6_333.)Jenchuraeva, R.J., 1997, Tectonic settings of porphyry-type mineralization and hydrothermal alteration in Paleozoic island arcs and active continental margins, Kyrgyz Range, (Tien Shan) Kyrghyzstan: Mineralium Deposita, v. 32, p. 434–440. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s001260050111.)
Jenchuraeva, R.J., and Maksumova, R.A., 1993, Porphyry copper-gold mineralization in the ancient active continental margins of the Tien Shan, in International Geological Congress, 29th, 1992, Proceedings, Mineral Resources Symposia, Volume A: Resource Geology Special Issue, no. 15, Tokyo, p. 241–252.
Metal Mining Agency of Japan, 1997, Non-ferrous metal deposits of C.I.S. countries and Mongolia: Metal Mining Agency of Japan (MMAJ), 20 p.
Seltmann, R., and Porter, T.M., 2005, The porphyry Cu-Au/Mo deposits of central Eurasia—1. Tectonic, geologic and metallogenic setting, and significant deposits, in Porter, T.M., ed., Super porphyry copper and gold deposits—A global perspective: Adelaide, PGC Publishing, v. 2, p. 467–512. (Abstract also available at http://www.portergeo.com.au/publishing/superporphyry/superpstart.html.)Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
Wardell Armstrong International, 2010, Updated technical report on the Taldybulak property, Kyrgyzstan: Orsu Metals Corp. National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report, prepared for Orsu Metals Corp., 205 p.
Wardell Armstrong International, 2010, Updated technical report on the Taldybulak property, Kyrgyzstan: Orsu Metals Corp. National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report, prepared for Orsu Metals Corp., 205 p.