Porphyry copper prospect in Qostanay oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Carboniferous Valerianov magmatic arc (142pCu8005)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Qostanay oblysy
Geographic location 62.448611, 52.532444
Geologic map unit 62.448611, 52.532444
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals bornite, carbonate, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, cubanite, epidote, galena, malachite, molybdenite, prehnite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite
Associated rocks dacite porphyry, rhyolite porphyry, andesite, diorite, gabbro, granodiorite, quartz diorite, serpentinite, tuff
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Drilling data indicate small resources at 0.3–1.5% Cu, 0.01–0.05% Mo, and ?0.2 g/t Au. 100% of the deposit area is covered by unlithified sediments.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Zhukov and others (1998); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)
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/.
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.