Porphyry copper(?) prospect in Khorasan-e Razavi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Khorasan (142pCu9009)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Khorasan-e Razavi
Geographic location 57.7083, 36.4
Geologic map unit 57.7083, 36.4
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper(?)
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Late Cretaceous or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, cuprite, gold, malachite
Associated rocks serpentinite, andesite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Au, Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Possible porphyry-related Au-Cu occurrence; assays: 1.6–3.4% Cu.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Huber (1978); Iran Geological Survey (2012a)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Bazin, D., and Hübner H., 1969a, Copper deposits in Iran: Iran Geological Survey Report 13, 232 p.
Huber, H., 1978, Geological map of Iran: Tehran, National Iranian Oil Co., 6 sheets, scale 1:1,000,000, digital version in vector format.
Iran Geological Survey, 2012a, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of copper: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, at http://www.gsi.ir/Images/WEBMINE/cu/prj_cu.htm.