Porphyry copper prospect in Chukotskiy avtonomnyy okrug, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Kolyma (142pCu8512)
Included sites 2nd and 3rd Vesenny, Malysh
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Chukotskiy avtonomnyy okrug
Geographic location 164.7, 66.49
Geologic map unit 164.7, 66.49
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 141.8Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 141.8 ±2 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals adularia, apatite, azurite/malachite, barite, biotite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, cubanite, electrum, freibergite, hematite, magnetite, marcasite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite, tennantite
Associated rocks breccia, diorite porphyry, monzodiorite, porphyry, syenite porphyry
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Early Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Nakhodka includes 2nd and 3rd Vesenny and Malysh (Volkov and others, 2006). This is distinct from Nakhodka associated with Andash in Kyrgyzstan. Supergene enrichment of copper ore is widespread (Volkov and others, 2006). Cu/Mo = 125, Cu/Au = 33500, Ag/Au = 8 (Spikerman, 1998).
Study area name Northeast Asia
References Singer and others (2008); Kaminskiy (1989); Migachev and others (1995); Rozhdestvenski and others (1976); Volkov, Savva and others (2006); Shpikerman (1998)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Alexeiev, and others (2015)
Kaminskiy, V.G., 1989, A geologic exploration model for porphyry copper deposits of the Baimka zone: International Geological Review, v. 31, p. 1240–1250. (Also available at
Migachev, I.F., Girfanov, M.M., and Shishakov, V.B., 1995, Copper porphyry Peschanka deposit: Ore and Metals, no. 3, p. 48–58. [In Russian.]
Rozhdestvenski, Y.P., Edovin, Y.I., Igoshina, I.I., and Kalabashkin, S.N., 1976, Copper porphyry mineralization in the Oloi zone (western Chukotka): Geology of Ore Deposits, v. 18, no. 4, p. 89–93. [In Russian.]
Shpikerman, V.I., 1998, Pre-Cretaceous metallogeny in northeastern Asia: Magadan, Northeast Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Institute (SVNTs), Northeastern Division of the Russian Academy Bulletin (DVO RAN), 333 p. [In Russian.]
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, 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