Porphyry copper prospect in Yunnan, China

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Dali (142pCu8711)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country China
State or province Yunnan
Geographic location 102.539722, 22.881764
Geologic map unit 102.539722, 22.881764
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 35.47Ma
Age determination method Re-Os molybdenite
Age range 35.47 ±0.16 Ma (Re-Os molybdenite); 37.3 Ma (Rb-Sr); c. 36.20 ±0.20 Ma and c. 36.19±0.22 Ma (U-Pb zircon LA-ICP-MS)
Age reference Zhu, Mo and others (2009); White and others (2007)
Minerals biotite, bornite, chalcopyrite, galena, gold, magnetite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks quartz-feldspar porphyry, syenite
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Eocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Ailoshan-Red River magmatic belt; alkaline rocks present. Cu: 0.07–1.33%; Mo: 0.01–0.32%; Au: 0.04–0.15 g/t. Quartz-magnetite-sulfide stockwork. Under active exploration.
Study area name Tibetan Plateau
References Zhu, Mo and others (2009); White and others (2007); Asia Now Resources Corp. (2010); Harris and others (2007); Hou and others (2006); Kirwin (2007); Xiao (personal commun., 2003); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2012)
Asia Now Resources, 2010, Habo project: Asia Now Resources Corp. Web page accessed October 14, 2010, at http://www.asianow.ca/s/Habo.asp.Harris, C.H., White, N.C., Cooke, D.R., Allen, Charlotte, and Campbell, I.H., 2007, Fluid saturation in the Habo South porphyry Cu-Au (Mo) system, southern China—Application of petrology to mineral exploration, in Andrew, C.J. and others (eds.), Mineral Exploration and Research—Digging Deeper: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting, 9th, Dublin, Ireland, August 20–23, 2007 [Proceedings], p. 411–414. (Abstract also available at https://www.e-sga.org/index.php?id=231&tx_commerce_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=1020&tx_commerce_pi1%5BcatUid%5D=39&cHash=20797a295c.)Hou, Zengqian; Zeng, Pusheng; Gao, Yongfeng; Du, Andao; and Fu, Deming, 2006, Himalayan Cu-Mo-Au mineralization in the eastern Indo-Asian collision zone—Constraints from Re-Os dating of molybdenite: Mineralium Deposita, v. 41, p. 33–45. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-005-0038-2.)
Kirwin, S., 2007, Asia Now drills Habo copper-gold project: The Northern Miner, January 15–21, v. 92, no. 47.
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/.White, N.C., Yang, Kaihui, and Li, Wenchang, 2007, Discovery of the Habo porphyry Cu-Au-(Mo) system in Southern China—Its lessons for exploration everywhere, in Andrew, C.J. and others (eds.), Mineral Exploration and Research—Digging Deeper: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting, 9th, Dublin, August 20–23, 2007 [Proceedings], p. 489–492. (Abstract also available at https://www.e-sga.org/index.php?id=231&tx_commerce_pi1[showUid]=1039&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=2&cHash=7f2e0112d9.)
Xiao, Keyan, 2003, personal communication to Donald R. Singer.
Zhu Xiangping, Mo Xuanxue, White, N.C., Zhang Bo, Sun Mingxiang, Wang Shuxian, Zhao Sili, and Yang Yong, 2009, Geology and metallogenetic setting of the Habo porphyry Cu (Mo-Au) deposit, Yunnan: Acta Geologica Sinica, v. 83, p. 1915–1928. [In Chinese, English abstract.] (Abstract also available at http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-DZXE200912009.htm.)