Vostok

Porphyry copper prospect in Almaty oblysy, Kazakhstan

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3817
Tract name Late Paleozoic Balkhash-Ili magmatic arc (northwest) (142pCu8003d)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Kazakhstan
State or province Almaty oblysy
Geographic location 74.390884, 45.346901
Geologic map unit 74.390884, 45.346901
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, enargite, galena, magnetite, marcasite, molybdenite, musketowite, native gold, pyrite, sphalerite, tennantite
Tectonic setting continental margin

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Vostok exploration project includes Vostok I–V; Soviet era resource estimates of grade: 0.7% Cu; 0.25 g/t Au, 5 g/t Ag, 5 g/t Bi, 0.005% Co. Secondary alunite quartzites.
Study area name West Central Asia
References Seltmann and others (2009); Scarborough Minerals PLC (2006); Mineral Securities Ltd. (2007)
Site reference Berger and others (2014)
Mineral Securities Ltd., 2007, Annual Report 2007, 80 p.
Scarborough Minerals PLC, 2006, Annual Report 2006, 72 p.
Seltmann, R., Shatov, V., and Yakubchuk, A., 2009, Mineral deposits database and thematic maps of Central Asia: London, Natural History Museum, Centre for Russian and Central Eurasian Mineral Studies (CERCAMS), 143 p. and ArcGIS 9.2, ArcView 3.2 and MapInfo 6.0 (7.0) GIS packages, scale 1:1,500,000, CD-ROM.