Associated with High-K calc-alkaline and shoshonitic rocks of Shakhtama pluton. Potassic and argillic alteration. A rich part of the deposit was mined out underground (37 Mt at 0.1-0.5% Mo and 0.1 to 0.2% Cu). Pb-isotopes suggest important crustal component in magmatic source. Mongol-Okhotsk Fold Belt. Mining, underground.
Study area name
East Asia Mesozoic
Berzina and others (2005); Berzina and others (2011b); Sotnikov and others (2001)
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 2629, 2011 [Proceedings], p. 337339.