Porphyry copper deposit in Chelyabinskaya oblast, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Mikheevsky
Tract name East Uralian Zone (142pCu8203)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Chelyabinskaya oblast
Geographic location 60.994556, 53.192146
Geologic map unit 60.994556, 53.192146
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 356Ma
Age determination method U-Pb; zircon from quartz diorite
Age range Devonian to Carboniferous
Age reference Grabezhev (2013)
Minerals actinolite, albite, arsenopyrite, biotite, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, galena, gold, hematite, magnetite, marcasite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, rutile, sericite, sphalerite, sphene
Associated rocks quartz diorite porphyry, andesite, andesitic basalt, basalt, conglomerate, diorite, granite porphyry, granodiorite, mudstone, serpentinite, siltstone, tuff, tuffaceous sandstone
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Devonian-Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Minor commodities Au, Ag, Zn, Pb
Tonnage (Mt) 406Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.48%
Mo grade (%) 0.004%
Au grade (g/t) 0.2g/t
Contained copper 2,100,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 50

Reference information

Comments Ore contains 0.01 to 2.7 ppm Re. Covered by Quaternary sediments. Exploration status: conservated. Large deposit by FSU category (>1,000 kt Cu).
Study area name Urals
References Celtic Resources Holdings Plc. (2007), Eureka Mining Plc. (2006), Grabezhev (2007), Grabezhev and Borovikov (1993), Gurfanov and others (1991),Kozlov (2002), Lehman and others (1999), Ocharova and others (2008)
Site reference Hammarstrom, written commun (2015)
Celtic Resources Holdings Plc., 2007, Company presentation, Februry 2007, 35 p.
Eureka Mining Plc., 2006, Preliminary results, 12 p.
Grabezhev, A.I., 2007, Rhenium in ores of porphyry copper deposits in the Urals: Doklady Earth Sciences, v. 413, no. 2, p. 265–268.
Grabezhev, A., and Borovikov, Y., 1993, Porphyry-copper deposits of the Urals: Proceedings of the 29th International Geological Congress, 1992, Mineral Resources Symposia, Volume A: Resource Geology Special Issue, no. 15, Tokyo, p. 275–284.
Gurfanov, M.M., Sergeeva, N.E., and Shishakov, V.B., 1991, Ore-metasomatic zoning of Mikheyev copper-porphyryc deposit in the South Ural: Moscow University Geology Bulletin, v. 46, no. 5, p. 68–71.
Kozlov, V.I., ed., 2002, [The State Geological Map of the Russian Federation, new series, sheets N-40, (41) Ufa, An explanatory note]: St. Petersburg, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, VSEGEI, ??? ""Bashkirgeologia"", scale 1:1,000,000, 350 p. [In Russian]
Lehman, B., Heinhorst, J., Hein, U., Neuman, M., Weisser, J.D., and Fedesejev, V., 1999, The Bereznjakovskoje gold trend, southern Urals, Russia: Mineralium Deposita, v. 34, p. 241–249.
Ocharova, E., Grabezhev, A., and Ruzhakov, B., 2008, The Tominskoe porphyry copper deposit, southern Urals, Russia (Abs.): 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, August 6–14, 2008, CD-ROM.