Porphyry copper deposit in Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Aktogay, Aktogai, Aqtogai, Aiderly, Aidarly
Tract name Late Paleozoic Balkhash-Ili magmatic arc (east) (142pCu8003a)
Included sites Aktogai, Aidarly
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy
Geographic location 79.979491, 46.969559
Geologic map unit 79.979491, 46.969559
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 333Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 354–312 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals albite, atacamite, azurite/malachite, anhydrite, biotite, bornite, carbonate, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, chrysocolla, covellite, cubanite, digenite, epidote, galena, goethite/limonite, hematite, ilmenite, mackinawite, magnetite, molybdenite, muscovite/sericite, pentlandite, prehnite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, rutile, safflorite, sericite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite/tennantite, titanite, tourmaline, wittichenite, wolframite, zeolite
Associated rocks breccia, granite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, quartz diorite porphyry, gabbro, andesite, andesitic basalt, andesitic dacite, conglomerate, dacite tuff, diabase dike, diabase porphyry, diorite, granite, granodiorite, ignimbrite, monzonite, quartz diorite, tuff, tuffaceous sandstone
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Minor commodities Ag, Pb, Zn, W
Tonnage (Mt) 2,636Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.39%
Mo grade (%) 0.01%
Au grade (g/t) 0.026g/t
Ag grade (g/t) 1.43g/t
Contained copper 10,000,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 3

Reference information

Comments Location: grid pattern on Google Earth (March 5, 2010). Aktogai represents the resources contained in Aktogai and Aidarly deposits; no evidence on Google Earth (March 5, 2010) of exploration activity. Exposed. 50 to 2,700 ppm (average 850 ppm) Re in molybdenite.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Berzina and others (2005); Cooke and others (2005); Kolesnikov and others (1986); Krivtsov and others (1986); Metal Mining Agency of Japan (1997); Mutschler and others (1999); Pavlova (1978); Seltmann and others (2009); Seltmann and Porter (2005); Sokolov (1998); Zhukov and Filimonova (1982); Zvezdov and others (1993); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)