Chah Shalgami

Porphyry copper prospect in Khorasan-e Janubi, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Chah-shaljami
Tract name Lut Tertiary (142pCu9010)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Khorasan-e Janubi
Geographic location 59.012, 31.738
Geologic map unit 59.012, 31.738
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 33.3Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon
Age range 33.3 Ma
Age reference Karimpour, Stern and others (2011)
Minerals chalcopyrite, enargite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite to granodiorite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age early Oligocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au
Trace commodities Mo, Zn, Pb
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Acid-sulfate Au and Cu-Mo-Au porphyry prospect; calc-alkaline; mapping and trenches.
Study area name Tethys
References Arjmandzadeh and others (2011a); Arjmandzadeh and others (2011b); Karimpour (2007); Karimpour and Stern (2009); Karimpour and Stern (2011); Karimpour, Stern and others (2011); Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, Karimpour, Stern and Mazaheri (2009); Richards and others (2012); Ziaii and others (2007)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Arjmandzadeh, R., Karimpour, M.H., Mazaheri, S.A., Santos, J.F., Medina, J.M., and Homam, S.M., 2011a, Sr-Nd isotope geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Chah-Shaljami granitoids (Lut block, eastern Iran): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 41, p. 283–296. (Also available at, R., Karimpour, M.H., Mazaheri, S.A., Santos, J.F., Medina, J.M., and Homan, S.M., 2011b, Two-sided asymmetric subduction—Implications for tectonomagmatic and metallogenic evolution of the Lut block, eastern Iran: Iran, Journal of Economic Geology, v. 3, p. 93. (Also available at, M.H., 2007, Exploration opportunities for gold and copper in eastern Iran—A new mineral deposits database [abs.]: Denver, Colo., Denver Region Exploration Geologists' Society Web page accessed November 18, 2013, at, M.H., and Stern, C.R., 2009, Advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer mineral mapping to discriminate high sulfidation, reduced intrusion related and iron oxide gold deposits, eastern Iran: Journal of Applied Sciences, v. 9, p. 815–828. (Also available at, M.H., and Stern, C.R., 2011, Mineral deposits of the Lut block, eastern Iran, in Barra, Fernando; Reich, M.; Campos, E.; and Tornos, F., eds, Let's talk ore deposits: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting,11th, Antofagasta, Chile, September 26–29, 2011 [Proceedings], 3 p. (Also available at[showUid]=1724&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=45&cHash=85c3b9bc96.)Karimpour, M.H., Stern, C.R., Farmer, G.L., Saadat, S., and Malekezadeh Shafaroudi, A., 2011, Review of age, Rb-Sr geochemistry and petrogenesis of Jurassic to Quaternary igneous rocks in Lut block, eastern Iran: Geopersia, v. 1, p. 19–36. (Also available at Shafaroudi, A., Karimpour, M.H., Stern, C.R., and Mazaheri, S.A., 2009, Hydrothermal alteration mapping in SW Birjand, Iran, using the advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER) image processing: Journal of Applied Sciences, v. 9, p. 829–842. (Also available at, J.P.; Spell, Terry; Rameh, Esmaeil; Razique, Abdul; and Fletcher, Tim, 2012, High Sr/Y magmas reflect arc maturity, high magmatic water content, and porphyry Cu ± Mo ± Au potential—Examples from the Tethyan arcs of central and eastern Iranand western Pakistan: Economic Geology, v. 107, p. 295–332. (Also available at, Man., Abedi, A., and Ziaii, Mah., 2007, Prediction of hidden ore bodies by new integrated computational model in marginal Lut region in east of Iran, in Milkereit, Bernd, ed., Proceedings of Exploration 07: International Conference on Mineral Exploration Decennial, 5th, Toronto, September 9–12, 2007 [Proceedings], p. 957–961. (Also available at