Sar Bagh

Porphyry copper prospect in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Kerman (142pCu9016)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 56.0333, 29.9917
Geologic map unit 56.0333, 29.9917
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Eocene or younger
Age reference Huber (1978)
Minerals chalcopyrite, covellite, hematite, magnetite, martite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks porphyritic and andesite diorite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Eocene or younger

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry-related prospect; assays: 0.1–0.3% Cu; porphyry units shown in geologic map.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Huber (1978); Iran Geological Survey (2012a)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Bazin, D., and Hübner H., 1969a, Copper deposits in Iran: Iran Geological Survey Report 13, 232 p.
Huber, H., 1978, Geological map of Iran: Tehran, National Iranian Oil Co., 6 sheets, scale 1:1,000,000, digital version in vector format.
Iran Geological Survey, 2012a, Distribution of mineral deposits and occurences of copper: Iran Geological and Mineral Exploration Survey database, accessed June 25, 2012, at