Porphyry copper prospect in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kodar
Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 54.75, 30.6167
Geologic map unit 54.75, 30.6167
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range late Miocene(?)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcocite, chalcopyrite, covellite, cuprite, malachite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, tenorite
Associated rocks porphyritic quartzdiorite, porphyritic diorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age late Miocene(?)

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; exploration, prominent ASTER anomaly, geochemistry.
Study area name Tethys
References Arian and others (2011); Atapour and Aftabi (2007); Honarmand and others (2011); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Mars and Rowan (2006); Pour and others (2011); Shafiei (2010); Shafiei and others (2008); 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 http://www.indjst.org/archive/vol.4.issue.10/19-oct11mehran.pdf.)Atapour, Habibeh, and Aftabi, Alijan, 2007, The geochemistry of gossans associated with Sarcheshmeh porphyry copper deposit, Rafsanjan, Kerman, Iran—Implications for exploration and the environment: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 93, p. 47–65. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2006.07.007.)Honarmand, M., Ranjbar, H., and Shahabpour, J., 2011, Application of spectral analysis in mapping hydrothermal alteration of the northwestern part of the Kerman Cenozoic magmatic arc, Iran: Iran, Journal of Sciences, v. 22, p. 221–238. (Also available at http://jsciences.ut.ac.ir/?_action=showPDF&article=23586&_ob=2dbb5096ae586843d76e3d3994396e14&fileName=full_text.pdf.)Iran Geological Survey, 2012a, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of copper: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, at http://www.gsi.ir/Images/WEBMINE/cu/prj_cu.htm.Mars, J.C., and Rowan, L.C., 2006, Regional mapping of phyllic- and argillic-altered rocks in the Zagros magmatic arc, Iran, using advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER) data and logical operator algorithms: Geosphere,v. 2, no. 3, p. 161–186. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/GES00044.1.)Pour, A.B., Hashim, Mazlan, and Marghany, Maged, 2011, Using spectral mapping techniques on short wave infrared bands of ASTER remote sensing data for alteration mineral mapping in SE Iran: International Journal of the Physical Sciences, v. 6, p. 917–939. (Also available at http://www.academicjournals.org/IJPS/PDF/pdf2011/18Feb/Pour%20et%20al.pdf.)Shafiei, Behnam, 2010, Lead isotope signatures of the igneous rocks and porphyry copper deposits from the Kerman Cenozoic magmatic arc (SE Iran), and their magmatic-metallogenic implications: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 38, p. 27–36. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2010.05.004.)Shafiei, B., Shahabpour, J., and Haschke, M., 2008, Transition from Paleogene normal calc-alkaline to Neogene adakitic-like plutonism and Cu-metallogeny in the Kerman porphyry copper belt—Response to Neogene crustal thickening: Iran, Journal of Sciences, v. 19, p. 67–84. (Also available at http://www.sid.ir/en/VEWSSID/J_pdf/97320080108.pdf.)Shafiei, 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-008-0216-0.)Shafiei, 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 http://journals.ut.ac.ir/page/download-7AS0PN_X5TM.artdl.)