Porphyry copper prospect in Chelyabinskaya oblast, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Zelenodolsk, Zelenyi Doi
Tract name East Uralian Zone (142pCu8203)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Chelyabinskaya oblast
Geographic location 61.029297, 54.538216
Geologic map unit 61.029297, 54.538216
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 340Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range Early Carboniferous
Minerals biotite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, galena, hematite, kaolinite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite/tennantite
Associated rocks diorite, diorite porphyry, tonalite porphyry, andesite porphyry, basalt porphyry, plagiogranite
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Late Devonian-Early Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Minor commodities Zn, Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Au in pyrite 0.02 to 3.9 ppm. Plagiogranite-tonalite Plastovsky Complex (C1); host rocks D3 andesite and basalt. Propylitic and argillic alteration.
Study area name Urals
References Grabezhev (1992), Grabezhev and Borovikov (1993), Grabezhev and others (1996), Herrington and others (2005), Kozlov (2002)Krivtsov and others (1986)
Site reference Hammarstrom, written commun (2015)
Grabezhev, A., 1992, Zonation of metasomatic aureoles associated with porphyry copper deposits of the Urals: International Geological Review, v. 34, no. 12, p. 1222–1231.
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]