Online Spatial Data
Global assessment of undiscovred copper resources
Porphyry copper prospect in
Qaraghandy oblysy, Kazakhstan
Names and other identifiers
Age determination method
Singer and others (2008)
alunite, azurite/malachite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, covellite, cuprite, dickite, enargite, gold, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, tetrahedrite
eruptive breccia, granite porphyry, felsite porphyry, andesite, conglomerate, limestone, sandstone, mudstone, granite, granosyenite, syenodiorite, tuff
Commodity and development information
Mo, Au, Pb, Zn
Small deposit with reported average grades 0.66% Cu and 0.005% Mo; and 0.110 g/t Au. Exposed. Location: located in middle of road grid pattern; west of vein mines(?).
Study area name
West Central Asia
Zhukov and others (1998); Singer and others (2008); Khotov and others (1998)
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.