Porphyry copper prospect in Respublika Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Salavatskoe
Tract name Magnitogorsk Arc (142pCu8201)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Respublika Bashkortostan
Geographic location 58.435188, 53.573166
Geologic map unit 58.435188, 53.573166
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 347Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range Late Devonian-Early Carboniferous
Minerals alunite, anhydrite/gypsum, bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, chrysocolla, copper, epidote, galena, goethite/limonite, hematite/specularite, magnetite, molybdenite, prehnite, pumpellyite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, rutile, sericite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite/tennantite, zeolite
Associated rocks breccia, diorite, diorite porphyry, quartz diorite porphyry, rhyodacite porphyry, andesite, andesite tuff, basalt, basalt porphyry, basalt tuff, gabbrodiorite, quartz gabbro, serpentinite, tuffaceous sandstone, tuffaceous siltstone
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Devonian-Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo, Au
Tonnage (Mt) 1Mt
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Prospective resources; Cu/Mo=600. Main alteration type is propylitic. Small deposit by FSU category (<100 kt Cu). Cu grade 0.5.
Study area name Urals
References Grabezhev (2007), Grabezhev and Borovikov (1993), Grabezhev and others (1996), Herrington and others (2005), Kozlov (2002), Krivtsov and others (1986), Magadeev and Timergazina (1970), Pavlova (1978), Plotinskaya and others (2014), Vorob'ev and others (1977), Zvezdov and others (1993)
Site reference Hammarstrom, written commun (2015)
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.
Grabezhev, A., Korobeynikov, A.F., and Moloshag, V.P., 1996, Gold in Ural porphyry copper-gold deposits,: Geochemistry International, v. 33, no. 9, p. 128–134.
Herrington, R.J., Zaykov, V.V., Maslennikov, V.V., Brown, Dennis, and Puchkov, V.N., 2005, Mineral deposit of the Urals and links to geodynamic evolution, in Hedenquist, J.W., Thompson, J.F.H., Goldfarb, R.J., and Richards, J.P., eds., Economic Geology: One-hundredth anniversary volume, p. 1069–1095.
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]
Krivtsov, A.I., Migachev, I.F., and Popov, V.S., 1986, Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Moscow, Nedra, 236 p. [in Russian]
Magadeev, B.D., and Timergazina, A.K., 1970, The Salavat veined-disseminated copper deposit, in Features of geology and magmatism of Ural: Academia of Sciences of the USSR, Ural Division, Sverdlovsk, p. 220–223. [in Russian]
Pavlova, I.G., 1978, Porphyry copper deposits: Leningrad, Nedra, 275 p. [in Russian]
Plotinskaya, O.Y., Grabezhev, A.I., and Seltmann, Reimar, 2014, Porphyry deposits of the South Urals—Rhenium distribution:Acta Geologica Sinica, v. 88, no. 2, p. 584–586.
Vorob’ev, V.I., Kontar’, E.S., Prokin, V.A., and Yakovlev, G.F., 1977, Copper deposits of the veined-disseminated type in Ural: Geology of Ore Deposits, v. 18, no. 1, p. 30–39. [in Russian]
Zvezdov, V.S., Migachev, I.F., and Girfanov, M.M., 1993, Porphyry copper deposits of the CIS and the models of their formation: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 7, p. 511-549.