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

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Manchuride (142pCu8509)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Chitinskaya oblast'
Geographic location 117.883, 51.283
Geologic map unit 117.883, 51.283
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry molybdenum-copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Mo
Age (Ma) 152Ma
Age determination method Ar-Ar
Age range 155–150 Ma
Age reference Berzina and others (2005)
Minerals bismuthinite, bournonite, chacopyrite, galena, jamersonite, molybdenite, pyrargirite, pyrite, sphalerite, tennantite
Associated rocks granite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, explosive breccia
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Late Jurassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Producer
Major commodities Mo, Cu
Minor commodities Au
Tonnage (Mt) 1,100Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.26%
Mo grade (%) 0.06%
Au grade (g/t) 0.09g/t
Contained copper 2,860,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 2

Reference information

Comments 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
References Berzina and others (2005); Berzina and others (2011b); Sotnikov and others (2001)
Site reference Ludington, Mihalasky, and others (2012)