Bagh Khoshk

Porphyry copper deposit in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 55.996, 29.827
Geologic map unit 55.996, 29.827
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range early Oligocene
Age reference Dargahi and others (2010)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, hematite, magnetite, pyrite, rutile
Associated rocks hornfelsic andesite, volcano-sedimentary rocks
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age early Oligocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Trace commodities Fe
Tonnage (Mt) 24Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.27%
Contained copper 65,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry deposit; alkaline to calc-alkaline; exploration.
Study area name Tethys
References Arian and others (2011); Dargahi and others (2010); Einali and others (2011); Haschke and others (2010); National Iranian Copper Industries Co. (2012); Ranjbar and Honarmand (2004); Ranjbar and others (2005); Shafiei and others (2009); Shafiei and Shahabpour (2008)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Arian, Mehran; Alizadeh, Hasan; and Noroozpour, Hamideh, 2011, Satellite geometry of faults and fractures and its relationship with porphyry deposits in northern parts of Dahaj-Sardoiyeh belt, south of Iran: Indian Journal of Science and Technology, v. 4, no. 10, p. 1303–1306. (Also available at, Sara; Arvin, Mohsen; Pan, Yuanming; and Babaei, Abbed, 2010, Petrogenesis of post-collisional A-type granitoids from the Urumieh–Dokhtar magmatic assemblage, southwestern Kerman, Iran—Constraints on the Arabian–Eurasian continental collision: Lithos, v. 115, p. 190–204. (Also available at, Morteza, Bakker, R.J., Alirezaei, Saeed, and Mohammedzadeh, Zahra, 2011, Fluid inclusions and evolution of ore fluids in the Baghkhoshk porphyry copper system, Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic belt, Iran: European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ECROFI), 21st, Leoben, Austria, August 9–11, 2011 [Proceedings], Berichte der Geologische Bundesanstalt, Abstracts, v. 87, p. 80–81. (Also available at, Michael; Ahmadian, Jamshid; Murata, Mamoru; and McDonald, Iain, 2010, Copper mineralization prevented by arc-root delamination during Alpine-Himalayan collision in central Iran: Economic Geology, v. 105, p. 855–865. (Also available at Iranian Copper Industries Co., 2012, National Iranian Copper Industries Company: International Copper Study Group (ICSG) Meeting, 20th, Lisbon, April 25–27, 2012, 16 p., accessed October 11, 2012, at (Now available at, H., and Honarmand, M., 2004, Integration and analysis of airborne geophysical and ETM+ data for exploration of porphyry type deposits in the Central Iranian volcanic belt using fuzzy classification: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 25, p. 4729–4741. (Also available at, Hojjatollah; Shahriari, Hadi; and Honarmand, Mehdi, 2005, Integration of ASTER and airbourne geophysical data for exploration of copper mineralization—A case study of Sar Cheshmeh area: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress, 20th, Istanbul, July 12–23, 2004 [Proceedings], v. 35, pt. B4, 6 p. (Also available at, Behnam; Haschke, Michael; and Shahabpour, Jamshid, 2009, Recycling of orogenic arc crust triggers porphyry Cu mineralization in Kerman Cenozoic arc rocks, southeastern Iran: Mineralium Deposita, v. 44, p. 265–283. (Also available at, B., and Shahabpour, J., 2008, Gold distribution in porphyry copper deposits of Kerman region, southestern Iran: Iran, Journal of Sciences, v. 19, p. 247–260. (Also available at