Porphyry copper deposit in Qaraghandy oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Late Paleozoic Balkhash-Ili magmatic arc (north) (142pCu8003b)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Qaraghandy oblysy
Geographic location 75.090465, 47.495476
Geologic map unit 75.090465, 47.495476
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, galena, hematite, magnetite, molybdenite, muscovite/sericite, pyrite, sphalerite, zeolite
Associated rocks granite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, diorite, granite, granodiorite, schist
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 36Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.34%
Mo grade (%) 0.018%
Contained copper 120,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Location: extensive grid road network seen on Google Earth (March 10, 2010); about 1 km SW of Singer and others' (2008) location; not listed in Seltmann and others' (2009) database.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Kudryavtsev (1996); Zhukov and others (1998); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)
Kudryavtsev, Yu.K., 1996, The Cu-Mo deposits of central Kazakhstan, in Shatov, V., Seltmann, R., Kremenetsky, A., Lehmann, B., Propov, V., and Ermolov, P., eds., Granite-related ore deposits of central Kazakhstan and adjacent areas: St. Petersburg, Glagol Publishing House, International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD), Working Group on Tin and Tungsten Deposits (WGTT), INTAS-93-1783 Project ""Ore-bearing granites of Eurasia—Anatomy and magmatic-hydrothermal mechanisms of ore deposition"", p. 119–145.
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.