Kuh Panj

Porphyry copper prospect in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kuh-e-Panj, Kuhe Panj
Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 56.0667, 29.8833
Geologic map unit 56.0667, 29.8833
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals azurite, chalcopyrite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, tetrahedrite, turquoise
Associated rocks quartzdiorite, dacite, andesite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Trace commodities Sb, Ag, Hg
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry prospect; exploration.
Study area name Tethys
References Arian and others (2011); Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Bazin and Hübner (1969b); Förster (1978); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); National Iranian Copper Industries Co. (2012); Pour and others (2011); Roshani and others (2013); Shafiei (2010); Shafiei and others (2009); Shafiei and Shahabpour (2008); Shahabpour and Kramers (1987); 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 http://www.indjst.org/archive/vol.4.issue.10/19-oct11mehran.pdf.)
Bazin, D., and Hübner H., 1969a, Copper deposits in Iran: Iran Geological Survey Report 13, 232 p.
Bazin, Dominique, and Hübner, Helmuth, 1969b, La région cuprifère à gisements porphyriques de Kerman (Iran): Mineralium Deposita, v. 4, p. 200–212. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00208052.)Förster, H., 1978, Mesozoic–Cenozoic metallogenesis in Iran: London, Journal of the Geological Society, v. 135, p. 443–455. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.135.4.0443.)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.National 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 http://www.icsg.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=344&Itemid=62. (Now available at http://www.icsg.org/index.php/meetings-and-presentations-2/finish/157-2012-04-icsg-39th-regular-meeting-and-joint-study-groups-seminar-lisbon-portugal/848-iran-copper-industry-nicico.)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.)Roshani, Parisa, Mokhtari, A.R., and Tabatabaei, S.H., 2013, Objective based geochemical anomaly detection—Application of discriminant function analysis in anomaly delineation in the Kuh Panj porphyry Cu mineralization (Iran): Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 130, p.65-73 (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2013.03.005.)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, 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.)Shahabpour, J., and Kramers, J.D., 1987, Lead isotope data from the Sar-Cheshmeh porphyry copper deposit, Iran: Mineralium Deposita, v. 22, p. 278–281. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00204520.)U.S. Geological Survey, 2012, Mineral resource data system (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey database, accessed October 19, 2012, at http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/.