Kamchatka-Kuril

Latest Cretaceous through Quaternary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the margin of northeast Asia.
Tract ID 142pCu8515
Country Russian Federation
Commodity Cu
Study area name Northeast Asia
Tectonic setting mixed
Deposit type porphyry copper
Grade-tonnage model General porphyry copper model (Singer and others, 2008)
Geologic age
Geologic feature age Late Cretaceous through Quaternary
Generalized age Tertiary-Paleogene
Oldest rocks age 99.6Ma
Youngest rocks age 0Ma
Age range 99.6Ma
Known prospects 10
Mean Cu (t/sq km) 174t/sq km
Map scales used 1M

Results of the assessment

Assessment date 2010
Estimators Alexeiev, D. (Russian Academy of Sciences); Bookstrom, Arthur A.(USGS); Frost, Thomas P. (USGS); Hammarstrom, Jane M. (USGS); Light, Thomas D. (USGS); Ludington, Steve (USGS); Mihalasky, Mark, J. (USGS); Panteleyev, Andre (XDM Geological Consultants)
Assessment depth 1km
Quantitative assessment Yes

Estimated number of deposits

Number of deposits Confidence level
2 90%
6 50%
20 10%
20 5%
20 1%
Mean estimated deposits 8.87 ±6.67 (0.75%)
Probability of mean 0.35
Probability of no copper 0.04

Estimated deposit density

Known
deposits
Total
deposits
Area
(sq km)
Deposit density
per 100,000 sq km
8.87 195,150 5

Mean estimated tonnage

Copper 34,000,000
Molybdenum 920,000
Gold 860
Silver 11,000
Ore 6,900

Undiscovered copper resource

Confidence level 95% 90% 50% 10% 5%
Tonnage 210,000 1,600,000 20,000,000 81,000,000 110,000,000

Economic analysis

Fraser country Russian Federation
Fraser type 0.12%
Fraser high 0.88%
Typical cost 0%
High cost 1%
Infrastructure setting High cost
Comments on depth default
Expected depth distribution
0 - 250m 0.25
250m - 500m 0.25
500m - 1km 0.5
Economically recoverable resources
Copper 17,000,000t
Molybdenum 350,000t
Gold 290t
Silver 5,200t
Probability no econ recoverable 0.31
Econ NPV 2,900x $1M
Exp dollars 11.12x $1M/100,000 sq km
Exp value class Low

Bibliographic references

General Mihalasky, Ludington, Alexeiev, and others (2015)
Economic Robinson and Menzie (2012)

Deposits and prospects associated with this tract

Name Type State Country Development Details
Kalderny prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Khim prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Kirganik prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Kvahonsky prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Lazurny prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Occurrence Details
Malakhitovoe prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Sredneandrianovsky prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Tymlat prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Yuzhno-Ganalsky prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details
Icha River prospect Kamchatskaya kray Russian Federation Unknown Details