Porphyry copper prospect in Kamchatskaya kray, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kirganikskoe
Tract name Kamchatka-Kuril (142pCu8515)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Kamchatskaya kray
Geographic location 157.678087, 55.241165
Geologic map unit 157.678087, 55.241165
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 70Ma
Age determination method K-Ar
Age range 70 Ma
Age reference Nokleberg and others (1996b)
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, gold, hematite, magnetite, pyrite
Associated rocks gabbro-plagiogranite and tonalite-granodiorite intrusions
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Late Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Associated with gabbro-plagiogranite and tonalite-granodiorite intrusions.
Study area name Northeast Asia
References Goryachev and others (2006); Nokleberg and others (1996b); Nokleberg and others (1998); Nokleberg and others (2005); Rundkvist (2001); Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009); Kochetkov (2006); Scotese and others (2001); Volkov, Savva and others (2006)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Alexeiev, and others (2015)
Goryachev N.A., Rodionov S.M., Ratkin V.V., Shpikerman V.I., Eremin R.A., Sidorov A.A., Naumova V.V., 2006, Metallogenic belts and ore districts of the Russian East, chap. 8 of Khanchuk, A.I., ed., Geodynamics, magmatism, and metallogeny of the Russian East, Book 2: Dalnauka Publishing, Vladivostok, Russia, p. 779–854. [In Russian.]
Kochetkov, A.Ya., 2006, Mesozoic gold-bearing ore-magmatic systems of central Aldan: Russian Geology and Geophysics, v. 47, p. 850–864. (Also available at, W.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Dawson, K.M., Eremin, R.A., Goryachev, N.A., Koch, R.D., Ratkin, V.V., Rozenblum, I.S., Shpikerman, V.I., Frolov, Y.F., Gorodinsky, M.E., Melnikov, V.D., Ognyanov, N.V., Petrachenko, E.D., Petrachenko, R.I., Pozdeev,A.I., Ross, K.V., Wood, D.H., Grybeck, Donald, Khanchuck, A.I., Kovbas, L.I., Nekrasov, I.Ya., and Sidorov, A.A., 1996b, Significant metalliferous lode deposits and placer districts for the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-513-A, 385 p. (Also available at, W.J., West, T.D., Dawson, K.M., Shpikerman, V.I., Bundtzen, T.K., Parfenov, L.M., Monger, J.W.H., Ratkin, V.V., Baranov, B.V., Byalobzhesky, S.G., Diggles, M.F., Eremin, R.A., Fujita, Kazuya, Gordey, S.P., Gorodinskiy, M.E., Goryachev, N.A., Feeney, T.D., Frolov, Y.F., Grantz, Arthur, Khanchuk, A.I., Koch, R.D., Natalin, B.A., Natapov, L.M., Norton, I.O., Patton, W.W. Jr., Plafker, George, Pozdeev, A.I., Rozenblum, I.S., Scholl, D.W., Sokolov, S.D., Sosunov, G.M., Stone, D.V., Tabor, R.W., Tsukanov, N.V., and Vallier, T.L., 1998, Summary terrane, mineral deposit, and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-136, CD-ROM. (Also available at, W.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Eremin, R.A., Ratkin, V.V., Dawson, K.M., Shpikerman, V.I., Goryachev, N.A., Byalobzhesky, S.G., Frolov, Y.F., Khanchuk, A.I., Koch, R.D., Monger, J.W.H., Pozdeev, A.I., Rozenblum, I.S., Rodionov, S.M., Parfenov, L.M., Scotese, C.R., and Sidorov, A.A., 2005, Metallogenesis and tectonics of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1697, 397 p. (Also available at
Rundkvist, D.V., ed., 2001 [2002], Mineragenic map of Russian Federation and adjacent states (with the boundaries of former USSR): Russian Federation Ministry of Natural Resources, State Research and Development Enterprise (Aerogeologica), 49 p., Excel workbook, and 1 map on 18 sheets, scale 1:2,500,000, CD-ROM.
Scotese, C.R., Nokleberg, W.J., Monger, J.W.H., Norton, I.O., Parfenov, L.M., Khanchuk, A.I., Bundtzen, T.K., Dawson, K.M., Eremin, R.A., Frolov, Y.F., Fujita, Kazuya, Goryachev, N.A., Pozdeev, A.I., Ratkin, V.V., Rodinov, S.M., Rozenblum, I.S., Scholl, D.W., Shpikerman, V.I., Sidorov, A.A., and Stone, D.B., 2001, Dynamic computer model for the metallogenesis and tectonics of the Circum-North Pacific: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-161, CD-ROM. (Also available 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