Porphyry copper prospect in Primorskiy kray, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Pacific Margin (142pCu8514)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Primorskiy kray
Geographic location 134.4, 44.1
Geologic map unit 134.4, 44.1
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Cretaceous
Age reference Kamitani and others (2007)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, K-feldspar, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite
Associated rocks gabbro, monzonite, monzodiorite, sedimentary rock, granodiorite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Consists of stockwork of veinlets and disseminated deposit minerals in an asymmetric semi-ring, around a hypabyssal body. Quartz-carbonate veins with sulfides occur at surface. Sulfides associated with propylitic alteration (epidote, chlorite, sericite and carbonate) and weak silica alteration and K-feldspar alteration of veinlets.
Study area name Northeast Asia
References Petrachenko and Gonevchuk (written commun., 1984); Petrachenko and others (1987); Nokleberg and others (1998); Nokleberg and others (2003); Nokleberg and others (2006); Kamitani and others (2007)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Alexeiev, and others (2015)
Kamitani, Masaharu; Okumura, Kimio; Teraoka, Yoji; Miyano, Sumiko; and Watanabe, Yasusi, 2007, Mineral deposit data of mineral resources map of east Asia, with explanatory notes: Japan Geological Survey, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 19 p., 1 map on 2 sheets, scale 1:3,000,000, accessed April, 2011, at, and at, W.J., West, T.D., Dawson, K.M., Shpikerman, V.I., Bundtzen, T.K., Parfenov, L.M., Monger, J.W.H., Ratkin, V.V., Baranov, B.V., Byalobzhesky, S.G., Diggles, M.F., Eremin, R.A., Fujita, Kazuya, Gordey, S.P., Gorodinskiy, M.E., Goryachev, N.A., Feeney, T.D., Frolov, Y.F., Grantz, Arthur, Khanchuk, A.I., Koch, R.D., Natalin, B.A., Natapov, L.M., Norton, I.O., Patton, W.W. Jr., Plafker, George, Pozdeev, A.I., Rozenblum, I.S., Scholl, D.W., Sokolov, S.D., Sosunov, G.M., Stone, D.V., Tabor, R.W., Tsukanov, N.V., and Vallier, T.L., 1998, Summary terrane, mineral deposit, and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-136, CD-ROM. (Also available at, W.J., Bounaeva, T.M., Miller, R.J., Seminskiy, Z.V., and Diggles, M.F. eds., 2003, Significant metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous lode deposits, and selected placer districts of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-220, 422 p., CD-ROM. (Also available at, W.J., Miller, R.J., and Diggles, M.F., eds., 2006, Geographic information systems (GIS) spatial data compilation of geodynamic, tectonic, metallogenic, mineral deposit, and geophysical maps and associated descriptive data for northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1150, 11 p. and digital data, CD-ROM. (Also available at
Petrachenko, R.I., Gonevchuk, V.G., and Petrachenko, E.D., 1987, Ore-magmatic zoning of the Soboliny ore district (Primorye), in Khomich, V.G., ed., Vertical distribution and elements of zoning of endogenous mineralization in the Russian Far East: Vladivostok, USSR Academy of Sciences, Far East Geological Institute, p. 164–179. [In Russian.]