Reko Diq H14

Porphyry copper (Cu-Au) deposit in Baluchistan, Pakistan

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9159
Alternate names Western Porphyries
Tract name Chagai (142pCu9013)
Group name Reko Diq Group
Included sites Group includes various Reko Diq (H8, H13, H14, H35), and Tanjeel deposits and Bukit Pashir, Koh-i-Dalil, North Koh-i-Dalil, Pharra Koh, various Reko Diq (H3, H7, H10, H12, H15, H27, H36, and H79), and Sam Koh prospects
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Pakistan
State or province Baluchistan
Geographic location 62.0511, 29.1267
Geologic map unit 62.0511, 29.1267
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 11.22Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon
Age range 11.22 ±0.50 Ma
Age reference Perelló and others (2008)
Minerals alunite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, cuprite, gypsum, hematite, jarosite, kaolinite, molybdite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks breccia, feldspar porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, granodiorite, granite, sandstone, shale, siltstone, limestone, andesite flow, agglomerate, volcaniclastics
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age late Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au
Tonnage (Mt) 4,100Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.5%
Au grade (g/t) 0.29g/t
Contained copper 20,000,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Au porphyry deposit; calcic calc-alkaline; feasibility stage; considered to be part of Reko Diq deposit; Reko Diq H8, Reko Diq H13, Reko Diq H14, Reko Diq H15, and Reko Diq H35 porphyry centers lie within 4 km of each other.
Study area name Tethys
References Antofagasta PLC (2010); Perelló and others (2008); Schloderer (2003); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)