Porphyry copper prospect in Magadanskaya oblast', Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Pacific Margin (142pCu8514)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Magadanskaya oblast'
Geographic location 152.317851, 59.060715
Geologic map unit 152.317851, 59.060715
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 94Ma
Age determination method unknown isotopic
Age range 97–92 Ma (Inferred from age of diorite and formation of eruptive breccia.)
Age reference Volkov, Savva and others (2006, p. 462)
Minerals azurite/malachite, biotite, bornite, chalcocite/digenite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, chrysocolla, cobaltite, copper, cubanite, cuprite/tenorite, epidote, goethite, gold, hematite, ilmenite, magnetite, marcasite, molybdenite, powellite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite
Associated rocks plagiogranite porphyry, quartz monzonite porphyry
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

Development status Unknown
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Study area name Northeast Asia
References Nokleberg and others (1993); Nokleberg and others (1998); Skibin (1982); Singer and others (2008); Volkov, Savva and others (2006)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Alexeiev, and others (2015)
Nokleberg, W.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Grybeck, Donald, Koch, R.D., Eremin, R.A., Rozenblum, I.S., Sidorov, A.A., Byalobzhesky, S.G., Sosunov, G.M., Shpikerman, V.I., and Gorodinsky, M.E, 1993, Metallogenesis of mainland Alaska and the Russian northeast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93–339, 230 p. (Also available at and at, W.J., West, T.D., Dawson, K.M., Shpikerman, V.I., Bundtzen, T.K., Parfenov, L.M., Monger, J.W.H., Ratkin, V.V., Baranov, B.V., Byalobzhesky, S.G., Diggles, M.F., Eremin, R.A., Fujita, Kazuya, Gordey, S.P., Gorodinskiy, M.E., Goryachev, N.A., Feeney, T.D., Frolov, Y.F., Grantz, Arthur, Khanchuk, A.I., Koch, R.D., Natalin, B.A., Natapov, L.M., Norton, I.O., Patton, W.W. Jr., Plafker, George, Pozdeev, A.I., Rozenblum, I.S., Scholl, D.W., Sokolov, S.D., Sosunov, G.M., Stone, D.V., Tabor, R.W., Tsukanov, N.V., and Vallier, T.L., 1998, Summary terrane, mineral deposit, and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-136, CD-ROM. (Also available at, 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
Skibin, Y.P., 1982, Copper-molybdenum mineralization of the northern coast of Ochotsk sea: Soviet Geology, no. 1, p. 78–85. [In Russian.]
Volkov, A.V., Savva, N.E., Sidorov, A.A., Egorov, V.N., Shapovalov, V.S., Prokof’ev, V.Yu., and Kolova, E.E., 2006, Spatial distribution and formation conditions of Au-bearing porphyry Cu-Mo deposits in the northeast of Russia: Geology of Ore Deposits, v. 48, p. 448–472. (Also available at