Online Spatial Data
Global assessment of undiscovred copper resources
Porphyry copper prospect in
Qostanay oblysy, Kazakhstan
Names and other identifiers
bornite, carbonate, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, cubanite, epidote, galena, malachite, molybdenite, prehnite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite
dacite porphyry, rhyolite porphyry, andesite, diorite, gabbro, granodiorite, quartz diorite, serpentinite, tuff
Commodity and development information
Drilling data indicate small resources at 0.31.5% Cu, 0.010.05% Mo, and ?0.2 g/t Au. 100% of the deposit area is covered by unlithified sediments.
Study area name
West Central Asia
Zhukov and others (1998); Singer and others (2008)
Berger and others (2014)
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the worldDatabase and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155,  p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.
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.