Porphyry copper prospect in Kerman, Iran

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kerman
Geographic location 56.2917, 29.5917
Geologic map unit 56.2917, 29.5917
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Eocene or younger
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals azurite, carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, cuprite, epidote, galena, kaolinite, magnetite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, quartz, sericite, sphalerite, tellurides, tetrahedrite/tennantite, tremolite, zeolite
Associated rocks hornfelsic skarn, porphyritic quartz diorite, monzonite porphyry, volcano-sedimentary rocks
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Eocene or younger

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Trace commodities Zn, Pb
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo-(Au) porphyry-skarn prospect; alkaline; resource (not thoroughly characterized): 13 Mt at 0.52% Cu (weighted average of oxide and sulfide mineralization; 68,000 t of contained Cu); exploration, drilling.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Bazin and Hübner (1969b); Dorsa PLC (2012g); Förster (1978); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Shahabpour and Kramers (1987)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)