Sharif Abad

Porphyry copper prospect in Esfahan, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Sharif Abad2, Sharifabad
Tract name Yazd (142pCu9015)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Esfahan
Geographic location 51.1667, 33.8667
Geologic map unit 51.1667, 33.8667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene
Age reference Iran Geological Survey (2012a)
Minerals azurite, bornite, chalcopyrite, covellite, hematite, magnetite, malachite, pyrite
Associated rocks porphyritic diorite, limestone
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Trace commodities Pb, Zn, W
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Fe-Mo-Pb-Zn-W porphyry-related skarn prospect; past producer; resource (not thoroughly characterized): 25,000 t at 3% Cu (800 t of contained Cu).
Study area name Tethys
References Ayati and others (2008); Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Förster (1978); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Shahabpour and Kramers (1987); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)