Porphyry copper prospect in Naxçivan, Azerbaijan

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Shalala
Tract name Anatolide-Tauride—Eastern Turkey-Caucasus (142pCu9005c)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Azerbaijan
State or province Naxçivan
Geographic location 46.05, 39.05
Geologic map unit 46.05, 39.05
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 40Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 40 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals azurite/malachite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, cubanite, galena, goethite, limonite, magnetite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite
Associated rocks diorite porphyry, granite porphyry, andesite, andesitic basalt, diorite, granodiorite, monzonite, monzodiorite, quartz diorite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age late Eocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu porphyry prospect; 0.1 to 0.4% Cu in disseminated ore, and 0.2 to 7.2% Cu in linear mineralized zones; drilling roads evident in satellite imagery.
Study area name Tethys
References Baba-Zade and others (1990); Singer and others (2008); United Nations (2000)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Baba-Zade, V.M., Makhmudov, A.I., Ramazanov, V.G., 1990, Copper and molybdenum porphyry deposits: Baku, Azerbaijan State Publishing House, 353 p. [In Russian.]
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/.
United Nations, 2000, Geology and mineral resources of Azerbaijan: New York, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Atlas of mineral resources of the ESCAP region, v. 15, 216 p.