Porphyry copper (Cu-Mo) deposit in Respublika Khakasiya, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kijalykh-Uzen', Keyalykh-uzen, Keyalykh-Uzen'
Tract name Mongol-Sayan (142pCu8504)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Respublika Khakasiya
Geographic location 89.9072, 54.3236
Geologic map unit 89.9072, 54.3236
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Mo
Age (Ma) 470Ma
Age determination method Ar-Ar
Age range 470 Ma
Age reference Sotnikov and others (1995); Sotnikov and others (1999)
Minerals arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, enargite, fahlore, galena, magnetite, molybdenite, pentlandite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, scheelite, sphalerite
Associated rocks quartz monzonite, quartz monzonite porphyry, skarn, diorite (Singer and others, 2008), diorite, granodiorite, syenite and diorite (Kuznetsov and others, 1971)
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Ordovician

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo, W
Tonnage (Mt) 30Mt
Cu grade (%) 1%
Mo grade (%) 0.05%
Contained copper 300,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu tonnage is calculated from Cu grade and ore tonnage from Singer and others (2008). Consists of a lensoid body that occurs along the contact of the Tuim granitoid pluton that intrudes Cambrian carbonate rock. Deposit occurs in a district that is 900 m long and ranges from 1 to 50 to 80 m thick. Deposit minerals occur in veinlets, masses and disseminations in skarn. Molybdenite occurs in zones in silica-altered granitoid in quartz veinlets containing disseminated molybdenite, chalcopyrite and other sulfides. Deposit has been mined and is small. Singer and others (2008) locate this deposit 35 km SW and could be the location of the porphyry Mo Nichkuryupskoye occurrence. Deposit in Kuznetsk Alatay granitoid area.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Rundkvist (2001); Singer and others (2008); Laznicka (1976); Levchenko (1975); Kuznetsov and others (1971); Sotnikov and others (1995); Sotnikov and others (1999); Nokleberg and others (1999); Nokleberg (2010)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Kuznetsov, Yu.A., Bognibov, V.I., Distanova, A.N., Sergeeva, E.S., 1971, Early Paleozoic granitoid association of Kuznetsk Alatau: Moscow, Nauka, USSR Academy of Sciences, v. 115, 351 p. [In Russian.]
Laznicka, Peter, 1976, Porphyry copper and molybdenum deposits of the USSR and their plate tectonic settings: Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy Transactions, Section B—Applied Earth Science, v. 85, p. B14–B32.
Levchenko, S.V., 1975, Pre-platform metallogeny of Kuznetsk-Minusinsk ore region: Moscow, Nauka, 192 p. [In Russian.]
Nokleberg, W.J., ed., 2010, Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p., CD-ROM. (Also available at, W.J., Naumova, V.V., Kuzmin, M.I., and Bounaeva, T.V., eds., 1999, Preliminary publications book 1 from project on mineral resources, metallogenesis, and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-165, 6 p. and digital data, CD-ROM. (Also available at
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.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at
Sotnikov, V.I., Panomorchuk, V.A., Berzina, A.P., and Travin, A.V., 1995, Geochronological boundaries of magmatism in the Cu-Mo porphyry deposit at Erdenetiin Ovoo: Russian Geology and Geophysics, v. 36, p. 79–89. [In Russian.]
Sotnikov, V.I., Fedoseev, G.S., Kungurtsev, L.V., Borisenko, A.S., Obolenskiy, A.A., Vasil'ev, I.P., and Gimon, V.O., 1999, Geodynamics, magmatism, and metallogeny of the Kolyvan'-Tomsk folded zone: Novosibirsk, Scientific Publishing Centre, United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy (UIGGM), 227 p. [In Russian.]