Porphyry copper prospect in Busan Gwang'yeogsi, Republic of Korea

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Gyeongsang Basin (142pCu7313)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Republic of Korea
State or province Busan Gwang'yeogsi
Geographic location 129.233, 35.3
Geologic map unit 129.233, 35.3
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 69Ma
Age determination method K-Ar sericite
Age range 69 ±3 Ma
Age reference Fletcher (1977)
Minerals arsenopyrite, boulangerite, bournonite, chalcopyrite, galena, gudmundite, marcasite, meneghinite, native bismuth, native copper, pyrrhotite, scheelite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, tourmaline, wolframite
Associated rocks breccia pipe, quartz monzonite stock
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Copper-tungsten tourmaline breccia pipe associated with an 81 Ma quartz monzonite stock. Level of emplacement appropriate for porphyry; no potassic alteration.
Study area name East and Southeast Asia
References Fletcher (1977); Yang and Bodnar (2004)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2014)