Porphyry copper prospect in Qostanay oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Batalinskoe
Tract name Carboniferous Valerianov magmatic arc (142pCu8005)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Qostanay oblysy
Geographic location 61.794681, 52.822219
Geologic map unit 61.794681, 52.822219
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 301Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 310–292 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals albite, arsenopyrite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, covellite, cubanite, epidote, galena, goethite, gold, hematite, hydrolepidocrockite, magnetite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, scheelite, sericite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, tourmaline
Associated rocks breccia, granodiorite, granodiorite porphyry, diorite porphyry, andesite porphyry, andesite pyroclastics, andesitic basalt, basalt pyroclastics, dacite, diorite porphyry, andesite pyroclastics
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Carboniferous–Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments 100% of the deposit area is covered by Mesozoic–Cenozoic sediments.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Grabezhev and Borovikov (1993); Kolesnikov and others (1986); Krivtsov and others (1986); Zhukov and others (1998); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)
Grabezhev, A., and Borovikov, Y., 1993, Porphyry-copper deposits of the Urals, in International Geological Congress, 29th, 1992, Proceedings, Mineral Resources Symposia, Volume A: Tokyo, Resource Geology Special Issue, no. 15, p. 275–284.
Kolesnikov, V.V., Zhukov, N.M., Solodilova, V.V., and Filimonova, L.E., 1986, Porphyry copper deposits of the Balkhash region: Alma Ata, Nauka Press, 199 p. [In Russian.]
Krivtsov, A.I., Migachev, I.F., and Popov, V.S., 1986, Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Moscow, Nedra, 236 p. [In Russian.]
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
Zhukov, N.M., Kolesnikov, V.V., Miroshnichenko, L.M., Egembaev, K.M., Pavlova, Z.N., and Bakarasov, E.V., comps., 1998, Copper deposits of Kazakhstan, in Abdulin, A.A., and others, eds., Mineral resources of Kazakhstan: Almaty, Kazakhstan Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, 136 p.