Chah Shirin

Porphyry copper prospect in Semnan, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Sar Kavir
Tract name Khorasan (142pCu9009)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Semnan
Geographic location 54.1833, 35.3583
Geologic map unit 54.1833, 35.3583
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Paleogene or Neogene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals azurite, bornite, chalcocite, cuprite, hematite, limonite, malachite, native copper
Associated rocks andesite, acidic tuff-porphyry
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Paleogene or Neogene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry prospect; calc-alkaline; related to Gandy and Abolhassani Au-Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu epithemal deposits(?).
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Shamanian and others (2004); Ziaii and others (2009); Ziaii and others (2010)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)