Razi Abad-Madin

Porphyry copper prospect in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Razi Abad, Madin
Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 57.6667, 28.95
Geologic map unit 57.6667, 28.95
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range late Miocene(?)
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, covellite, hematite, ilmenite, magnetite, pyrite
Associated rocks granite, granodiorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age late Miocene(?)

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu porphyry prospect.
Study area name Tethys
References Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Pour and others (2011); Shafiei (2010); Shafiei and others (2008); Shafiei and others (2009)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
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.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.)