Metallogeny, Controlling Factors, and Temporal–Spatial Distribution of Sediment-Hosted Stratabound Copper Mineralization Systems of Central Kazakhstan: Case Study of Teniz Basin

Project: FDCRGP

Project Details

Grant Program

Faculty-development competitive research grants program for 2023-2025

Project Description

This research attempts to study detailed features of Teniz basin to evaluate the occurrence of mineralization based on basin analysis, mapping, sedimentological, lithological, and mineralogical approaches.
This proposal attempts to fulfill the following objectives:
a) Review of lithological facies and structural characteristics of the Teniz sedimentary basin and comparison to equivalent basins within Kazakhstan and in the world,
b) Sedimentological, stratigraphic, and lithological study of the Vladimirov Suite associated with the SSC-type copper mineralization systems of the Teniz basin,
c) Details of mineralogy, elemental distribution, geochemical zonation of SSC-type mineralization in the Teniz basin,
d) Synopsis of controlling factors of mineralization in the Teniz basin,
e) The role of evaporites and organic matter in the formation of SSC-type of the Teniz basin,
f) Paleo-climate and paleo-environment reconstruction of the Teniz basin,
g) Conclusions for prospecting of other sedimentary basins of Kazakhstan for the occurrence of copper and critical metals via comparison with the results of this research
Effective start/end date1/1/2312/31/25


  • Sedimentary copper deposits
  • SSC-type mineralization
  • Teniz basin
  • Critical metals