Ziarat Pir Sultan

Porphyry copper prospect in Baluchistan, Pakistan

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Mohamood
Tract name Chagai (142pCu9013)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Pakistan
State or province Baluchistan
Geographic location 64.3774, 29.4556
Geologic map unit 64.3774, 29.4556
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 21Ma
Age determination method Fission track (zircon)
Age range 21.0 ±0.7 Ma
Age reference Perelló and others (2008)
Minerals chalcopyrite, pyrite
Associated rocks quartz diorite, granodiorite and granite of Chagai batholith, agglomerate, conglomerate, ash, tuff, andesite, sandstone, shale, limestone
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age early Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry prospect; calcic calc-alkaline; resource (not thoroughly characterized): 200 Mt.
Study area name Tethys
References Breitzman and others (1983); Everest Gold Inc. (2012); Kazmi and Qasim Jan (1997); Pakistan Geological Survey (2009); Perelló and others (2008); Sillitoe (1978); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Breitzman, L.L., Birnie, R.W., and Johnson, G.D., 1983, Fission-track ages of the Chagai intrusives, Baluchistan, Pakistan: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 94, p. 253–258. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/0016-7606(1983)94<253:FAOTCI>2.0.CO;2.)Everest Gold Inc., 2012, Exploring the Tethyan copper gold belt—The world’s next major copper belt (2012 draft ed.): Everest Gold Inc. Corporate Presentation, 24 slides, accessed August 27, 2012, at http://www.everestgoldinc.com/Default.aspx. (Also available at http://www.everestgoldinc.com/cmsAssets/docs/Everest_Corporate_Presentation_Feb_2012.ppt.)
Kazmi, A.H., and Qasim Jan, M., 1997, Geology and tectonics of Pakistan: Karachi, Graphic Publishers, 554 p.
Pakistan Geological Survey, 2009, Mineral profile of Balochistan: Pakistan Geological Survey, [24] p.
Perelló, José; Razique, Abdul; Schloderer, John; and Asad-ur-Rehman, 2008, The Chagai porphyry copper belt, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan: Economic Geology, v. 103, p. 1583–1612. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.103.8.1583.)Sillitoe, R.H., 1978, Metallogenic evolution of a collisional mountain belt in Pakistan—A preliminary analysis: London, Journal of the Geological Society, v. 135, p. 377–387. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.135.4.0377.)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/.