Porphyry copper deposit in Hubei, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Coastal Pacific (142pCu8704)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Hubei
Geographic location 115.448997497, 29.818899155
Geologic map unit 115.448997497, 29.818899155
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 144Ma
Age determination method Re-Os
Age range 144.0 ±2.1 Ma
Age reference Xie and others (2007)
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, galena, gold, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite
Associated rocks granodiorite porphyry, quartz diorite
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Early Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Cu, Mo, Au
Tonnage (Mt) 105Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.38%
Mo grade (%) 0.05%
Au grade (g/t) 0.37g/t
Ag grade (g/t) 20g/t
Contained copper 399,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 7

Reference information

Comments Exploration of deeper portions of hydrothermal system is ongoing. Yangtze River Metallogenic Belt. Mining.
Study area name East Asia Mesozoic
References Chen and others (2007); Ge and others (1990); Huang and others (1990); Pan and Dong (1999); Qui and others (1989); Xie and others (2007); Zhang and Rui (1992); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Ludington, Mihalasky, and others (2012)
Chen, Yan-Jing; Chen, Hua-Yong; Zaw, Khin; Pirajno, Franco; and Zhang, Zeng-Jie, 2007, Geodynamic settings and tectonic model for skarn gold deposits in China—An overview: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 31, p. 139–169. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2005.01.001.)
Ge Chaohua, Sun Haitian, and Zhou Taihe, 1990, Copper deposits of China, in Mineral deposits of China, v. 1: Beijing, Geological Publishing House, p. 1–106. [In Chinese.]
Huang Enbang, Zhang Naitang, and Luo Zhaosheng, 1990, The genesis of the Chengmenshan and Wushan copper deposits: Mineral Deposits, v. 9, no. 4, p. 291–300. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-KCDZ199004000.htm.)Pan, Yuanming, and Dong, Ping, 1999, The Lower Changjiang (Yangzi/Yangtze River) metallogenic belt, east central China—Intrusion- and wall rock-hosted Cu-Fe-Au, Mo, Zn, Pb, Ag deposits: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 15, p. 177–242. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-1368(99)00022-0.)Qui Xiaoping, Pei Rongfu, Kejian Ji, and Wu Xueham, 1989, Geological characteristics of copper mineralization, Jiujiang-Ruichang Area, Jiangxi province, China: Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, v. 8, no. 3, p. 228–244. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02840356.)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/.Xie, G-Q., Mao, J-W., Li, R-L., Qü, W-J., Pirajno, F., and Du, A-D., 2007, Re-Os molybdenite and Ar-Ar phlogopite dating of Cu-Fe-Au-Mo (W) deposits in southeastern Hubei, China: Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 90, p. 249–270. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00710-006-0176-y.)Zhang Hongtao, and Rui Zongyao, 1992, Geologic setting of the porphyry copper deposit series of China: Acta Geologica Sinica (English edition), v. 5, no. 1, p. 59–73. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-6724.1992.mp5001004.x.)