Zhireken

Porphyry molybdenum-copper (Cu-Mo) deposit in Chitinskaya oblast', Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 9517
Tract name Manchuride (142pCu8509)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Chitinskaya oblast'
Geographic location 117.36, 52.843
Geologic map unit 117.36, 52.843
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry molybdenum-copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Mo
Age (Ma) 158Ma
Age determination method Ar-Ar
Age range 160–155 Ma
Age reference Berzina and others (2005); Berzina and others (2011b); Sotnikov and others (2001)
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granite porphyry
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Late Jurassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Mo, Cu
Minor commodities Au
Tonnage (Mt) 130Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.1%
Mo grade (%) 0.099%
Contained copper 130,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu or Cu-Mo porphyry deposit, with potassic, argillic alteration. Cu tonnage is calculated from Cu grade and ore tonnage. Mongol-Okhotsk Fold Belt. Mining. Cu tonnage is calculated from Cu grade and ore tonnage.
Study area name East Asia Mesozoic
References Berzina and others (2005); Berzina, Gimon and others (2007); Berzina and others (2011b); Berzina and Sotnikov (2009); Sotnikov and others (2001)
Site reference Ludington, Mihalasky, and others (2012)
Berzina, A.N., Sotnikov, V.I, Economou-Eliopoulos, Maria, and Economou-Eliopoulos, D.G., 2005, Distribution of rhenium in molybdenites from porphyry Cu-Mo deposits of Russia (Siberia) and Mongolia: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 26, p. 91–113. (Also available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2004.12.002.)
Berzina, A.N., Berzina, A.P., Gimon, V.O., and Krymsky, R.S., 2011b, Lead isotope signatures of Mo-rich porphyry deposits Zhireken and Shakhtama (Russia): Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 11th, Antofagasta, Chile, September 26–29, 2011 [Proceedings], p. 337–339.
Berzina, A.N., and Sotnikov, V.I., 2009, Contribution from mafic melt to the Zhiriken porphyry Mo-Cu deposit, eastern Transbaikalia, Russia—Evidence from mafic microgranular enclaves: International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, v. 1,p. 42–45. (Also available at http://econ-environ-geol.org/pdf/Article-8.pdf.)Berzina, A.N., Gimon, V.O., Berzina, A.P., and Korobeinikov, A.F., 2007, Mafic enclaves associated with felsic intrusions of the Zhireken porphyry Mo-Cu deposit (Russia), in Andrew, C.J., and Borg, G., eds., Mineral exploration and research—Digging deeper: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 9th, Dublin, August 20–23, 2007 [Proceedings], p. 455–458. (Abstract also available at https://www.e-sga.org/index.php?id=231&tx_commerce_pi1[showUid]=1031&tx_commerce_pi1[catUid]=2&cHash=d06806eb88.)Sotnikov, V.I., Berzina, A.N., Economou-Eliopoulos, Maria, and Eliopoulos, D.G., 2001, Palladium, platinum, and gold distribution in porphyry Cu±Mo deposits of Russia and Mongolia: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 18, p. 95–111. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-1368(01)00018-X.)