Porphyry copper prospect in Khabarovskiy kray, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Olgondinskoe
Tract name Pacific Margin (142pCu8514)
Included sites Olgondo-1
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Khabarovskiy kray
Geographic location 135.551111, 55.153056
Geologic map unit 135.551111, 55.153056
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Late Cretaceous–Paleocene
Age reference Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, covellite, limonite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks quartz-metasomatites after K2-volcanics and quartz diorite (stock), andesite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous–Paleocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry target discovered by L. Krasny and Y. Chemekov in 1951. Cu-pyrrhotite target Olgondo (“Yellow hill”) is located on the opposite bank of Olgondo River. Metasomatic zoning from stock away: (Bi+Qrtz) – (Mu+Bi+Qrtz) – (And+Mu+Qrtz) – (Qrtz+Ser). There is 5-km-long NNE extended soil Mo anomaly (10 ppm Mo). Mineralization zone is 300 x 100 m. There is veinlet, disseminated, and lens shaped sulfide mineralization (pyrite, bornite, chalcopyrite(?), pyrrhotite; total 1–20%). Silicified rock with intensive impregnation of pyrite, chalcopyrite, bornite, covellite are recognized in northern direction for 4–5 km. Limonite (G+J) replaces not more then 50% sulfides at Olgondo-1 and Intensive limonitization (G+J) presents only on cracks at Olgondo (Yellow Hill).
Study area name Northeast Asia
References Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009); Rundkvist (2001)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Alexeiev, and others (2015)
Rundkvist, D.V., ed., 2001 [2002], Mineragenic map of Russian Federation and adjacent states (with the boundaries of former USSR): Russian Federation Ministry of Natural Resources, State Research and Development Enterprise (Aerogeologica), 49 p., Excel workbook, and 1 map on 18 sheets, scale 1:2,500,000, CD-ROM.