Porphyry copper prospect in Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Late Paleozoic Balkhash-Ili magmatic arc (east) (142pCu8003a)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Shyghys Qazaqstan oblysy
Geographic location 79.157489, 47.971871
Geologic map unit 79.157489, 47.971871
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Late Paleozoic
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals andalusite, arsenopyrite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, cubanite, covellite, diaspore, galena, goethite, magnetite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite, valleriite
Associated rocks diorite porphyry, monzonite porphyry, andesite, monzonite, tuffaceous sandstone, tuff
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Paleozoic

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo, Pb
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Grades reported: average 0.5% Cu, 0.001–0.03% Mo. Location: grid road pattern, trenches on Google Earth (3/5/10); 14 km NW of Singer and others' (2008) location.
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
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.