Porphyry copper prospect in Orenburgskaya oblast, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Tract name East Uralian Zone (142pCu8203)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Orenburgskaya oblast
Geographic location 59.831905, 50.890804
Geologic map unit 59.831905, 50.890804
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, native gold
Associated rocks diorite-granodiorite complex
Tectonic setting island arc

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Late Paleozoic (PZ3) diorite-granodiorite complex; host rocks are D2 andesite, rhyolite, basalt. Conservated status. Ore lodes 2-45 m thick; extend downdip 100 m; extent 69 m and 135 m. Quartz-tourmaline alteration. 19.1 kt Cu at 2.88 %Cu; 2200 kg Au at 2.16 ppm Au; 3.5 t Ag; 0,024 % Mo; 3.2-8 % Zn; 0.02-0.08% Pb; 1% B. Small deposit by FSU category (<100 kt Cu).
Study area name Urals
References Petrov and others (2006), Anonymous (1994)
Site reference Hammarstrom, written commun (2015)
Anonymous, 1994d, [The State Geological Map of the Russian Federation, new series, sheets ?-40, (41) Aktyubinsk, An explanatory note.] In 4 books, 6 volumes. The book 3, Volume 1. The catalogue of deposits, mineral occurrences and items of a mineralization of minerals.Aktyubinsk (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Western-Kazakhstan territorial management of protection and use of bowels the State holding company ""ZERTEU""), scale 1:1,000,000. [In Russian]
Petrov, O., Shatov, V., Kondian, O., Markov, K., Guriev, G., Seltmann, R., and Armstrong, R., 2006, Mineral deposits of the Urals, explanatory notes: Centre for Russian and Central EurAsian Mineral Studies (CERCAMS), Natural History Museum, London, 91 p.