Porphyry copper deposit in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Regun-e-bam, Regan, Rigan, Reagan, Reagan-Bam
Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 58.7991, 28.2504
Geologic map unit 58.7991, 28.2504
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 29.7Ma
Age determination method U-Pb zircon
Age range 29.7 ±0.3 Ma
Age reference Shafiei and others (2009)
Minerals albite, amphibole, anhydrite/gypsum, apatite, biotite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, hematite, magnetite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, rutile, sericite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite, andesite, diorite, granodiorite, limestone, pyroclastics, rhyolite, volcanic breccia, shale, volcanic rocks, latite, monzonite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age early Oligocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 10Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.63%
Contained copper 60,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu porphyry deposit; alkaline to calc-alkaline; exploration.
Study area name Tethys
References Hassanzadeh (1993); Hezarkhani (2006a); Hezarkhani (2006b); Hezarkhani (2006d); Karimi and Valadan Zoej (2004); Samani (1998); Shafiei and others (2009); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Hassanzadeh, Jamshid, 1993, Metallogenic and tectono-magmatic events in the SE sector of the Cenozoic active continental margin of Iran (Shahr e Babak area, Kerman Province): Los Angeles, University of California, Ph.D. dissertation, 204 p.
Hezarkhani, Ardeshir, 2006a, Alteration/mineralization and controls of chalcopyrite dissolution/deposition in the Raigan porphyry system, Bam-Kerman, Iran: International Geology Review, v. 48, p. 561–572. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0020-6814.48.6.561.)Hezarkhani, Ardeshir, 2006b, Fluid inclusion investigations of the Raigan porphyry copper system, Kerman-Bam, Iran: International Geology Review, v. 48, p. 255–270. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0020-6814.48.3.255.)Hezarkhani, Ardeshir, 2006d, Mineralogy and fluid inclusion investigations in the Reagan porphyry system, Iran, the path to an uneconomic porphyry copper deposit: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 27, p. 598–612. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2005.06.003.)Karimi, M., and Valadan Zoej, M.J., 2004, Mineral potential mapping of copper minerals with GIS, in International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress, 20th, Istanbul, July 12–23, 2004, Proceedings: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, v. 35, part B4, p. 1103–1108. (Also available at http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXV/congress/comm4/papers/507.pdf.)
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.
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.)Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.