Cherarlu

Porphyry copper(?) prospect in Kordestan, Iran

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9369
Alternate names Chararlu
Tract name Border Folds (142pCu9007)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Iran
State or province Kordestan
Geographic location 46.4333, 36.2167
Geologic map unit 46.4333, 36.2167
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper(?)
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Late Cretaceous–early Paleocene
Age reference geologic inference
Minerals chalcopyrite, magnetite, malachite, pyrite
Associated rocks recrystallized limestone, skarn, granite
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous–early Paleocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Possible porphyry-related Cu-Fe skarn.
Study area name Tethys
References Bazin and Hübner (1969a); Iran Geological Survey (2012a); Iran Geological Survey (2012e); U.S. Geological Survey (2012)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)