Chatyrkul

Porphyry copper deposit in Zhambyl oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 421
Alternate names Chatyrkol
Tract name Ordovician North Tian Shan magmatic arc (142pCu8002)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Zhambyl oblysy
Geographic location 74.261743, 43.619937
Geologic map unit 74.261743, 43.619937
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 400Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 446–355 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals albite, barite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, fluorite, galena, gold, hematite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite, zeolite
Associated rocks diorite, granite, granodiorite, schist, greenschist
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Late Ordovician–Silurian–Devonian–Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Minor commodities Au, Fe, Co, U
Tonnage (Mt) 91Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.6%
Contained copper 540,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Location near SW end of exposed (on Google Earth March 3, 2010) stopes on NE-striking vein system; extensive lengths of open stopes.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Kolesnikov and others (1986); Pavlova (1978); Plyushchev (1993); Sokolov (1998); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)