Porphyry copper prospect in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Deh Siahan, Dehsiahan1
Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 55.9917, 29.9917
Geologic map unit 55.9917, 29.9917
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range early Oligocene
Age reference Dargahi and others (2010)
Minerals chalcopyrite, hematite, magnetite, marcasite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granodiorite, volcano-sedimentary rocks, monzonite, granite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age early Oligocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Trace commodities Zn
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry prospect; alkaline to calc-alkaline.
Study area name Tethys
References Arian and others (2011); Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Dargahi and others (2010); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Ranjbar and Honarmand (2004); Ranjbar and others (2005); Samani (1998); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
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
Bazin, D., and Hübner H., 1969a, Copper deposits in Iran: Iran Geological Survey Report 13, 232 p.
Dargahi, 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 Geological Survey, 2012a, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of copper: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, 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
Samani, Bahram, 1998, Distribution, setting and metallogenesis of copper deposits in Iran, in Porter, T.M., ed., Porphyry and hydrothermal copper and gold deposits—A global perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation Conference, Perth, November 30–December 1, 1998, Proceedings: Adelaide, PGC Publishing, p. 151–174.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2012, Mineral resource data system (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey database, accessed October 19, 2012, at