Porphyry copper prospect in Esfahan, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kalarud, Kuhrud
Tract name Yazd (142pCu9015)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Esfahan
Geographic location 51.5833, 33.6333
Geologic map unit 51.5833, 33.6333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals azurite, chalcopyrite, magnetite, malachite
Associated rocks porphyritic granite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu porphyry-skarn prospect; past producer; numerous small workings.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)