Porphyry copper prospect in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Cimmeride Lesser Caucasus (142pCu9001)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Azerbaijan
State or province Azerbaijan
Geographic location 46.8266, 40.1769
Geologic map unit 46.8266, 40.1769
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 135Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 135 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals azurite/malachite, bornite, chalcopyrite, copper, cuprite, delafossite, goethite, gold, hematite, kaolinite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, tenorite
Associated rocks andesitic dacite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, rhyodacite porphyry, tonalite porphyry, andesite, conglomerate, diorite, limestone, rhyodacite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Early Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo-Au porphyry prospect; grades: 0.1–0.8% Cu, 0.001–0.02% Mo, 0.1–0.2 g/t Au, 4–6 g/t Ag; exploration, drilling.
Study area name Tethys
References Azerbaijan Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (2013); Baba-Zade and others (1990); Singer and others (2008); United Nations (2000)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Azerbaijan Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, 2013, Mineral of Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Web page accessed March 11, 2013, at http://eco.gov.az/en/faydaliqazintilar.php.
Baba-Zade, V.M., Makhmudov, A.I., Ramazanov, V.G., 1990, Copper and molybdenum porphyry deposits: Baku, Azerbaijan State Publishing House, 353 p. [In Russian.]
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/.
United Nations, 2000, Geology and mineral resources of Azerbaijan: New York, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Atlas of mineral resources of the ESCAP region, v. 15, 216 p.