Porphyry copper deposit in Izmir, Turkey

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Azerbaijan—Western Turkey (142pCu9014a)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Turkey
State or province Izmir
Geographic location 27.113, 39.2616
Geologic map unit 27.113, 39.2616
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 20.1Ma
Age determination method Ar-Ar orthoclase
Age range 20.1 Ma
Age reference Oyman (2010)
Minerals amphibole, bornite, calcite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, diopside, epidote, galena, garnet, magnetite, molybdenite, orthoclase, plagioclase, pyrite, pyrrhotite, quartz, scapolite, sphalerite, various Au-Ag-Te-Se minerals
Associated rocks granodioritic to monzodioritic porphyries of Kozak Plutonic Complex, hornfels, limestone skarn, limestone
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age early Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Fe, Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 6Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.6%
Contained copper 30,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu porphyry-related Fe-Cu-(Au) skarn deposit; calc-alkaline; in production.
Study area name Tethys
References Oyman (2010); Yigit (2006); Yigit (2009)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)