Hosein Abad

Porphyry copper prospect in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Hosein Abad3, Hoseyn Abad
Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 55.75, 29.9083
Geologic map unit 55.75, 29.9083
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, hematite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite
Associated rocks porphyritic quartzdiorite, porphyritic diorite, andesite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Minor commodities Ag, Pb, Zn
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo (Ag-Pb-Zn) porphyry-related skarn prospect; drill roads evident in satellite imagery.
Study area name Tethys
References Arian and others (2011); Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Ranjbar and Honarmand (2004); Ranjbar and others (2005)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)