Porphyry copper (Cu-Mo) deposit in Respublika Khakasiya, Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Agaskyrskoe, Agaskyrskoye
Tract name Mongol-Sayan (142pCu8504)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Respublika Khakasiya
Geographic location 89.2, 54.5833
Geologic map unit 89.2, 54.5833
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Mo
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Middle Devonian
Age reference Nokleberg (2010)
Minerals chalcopyrite, molybdenite, scheelite
Associated rocks rhyolite, dacite, tuff, limestone, schist, syenite porphyry, monzogranite porphyry (Seltmann and others, 2010), granite-granodiorite and leucogranite intrusions (Rundkvist, 2001)
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Middle Devonian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Mo, Cu
Minor commodities Ag, Re
Tonnage (Mt) 310Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.32%
Mo grade (%) 0.05%
Ag grade (g/t) 1.64g/t
Contained copper 9,900,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu, Mo, Au, and ore tonnage from Strikeforce Mining and Resources Ltd. (2011), and includes 509.1 t silver, and 5.9 t rhenium. Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009) indicates probable reserve of 155 kt Mo (0.05%), 0.1 Mt Cu (0.032%). The prospect area is 2.9 sq. km. Mining and geological conditions of Agaskyr deposit imply its development by open-pit operations (Strikeforce Mining and Resources Ltd., 2011). Andrei F. Chitlalin (written commun., 2009) includes a location for Agaskyr at 54.9889 degrees N latitude and 89.3428 degrees E longitude, which is located about 46 km N–NE; Chitlalin also lists Agaskyrskoye at same location. Classified as porphyry Mo by Rundkvist (2001), Kirkham and Dunne (2000), and Volkov, Golivkin and others (2006). Same location with various names (Agaskyrskoe, Agaskyrskoye) from Seltmann and others (2009) and Rundkvist (2001).
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Kirkham and Dunne (2000); Rundkvist (2001); Seltmann and others (2010); Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009); Nokleberg and others (1999); Nokleberg and others (2003); Nokleberg (2010); Strikeforce Mining and Resources Ltd. (2011); Yakubchuk (2011); Volkov, Golivkin and others (2006); Seltmann and others (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Kirkham, R.V., and Dunne, K.P.E., comps., 2000, World distribution of porphyry, porphyry-associated skarn, and bulk-tonnage epithermal deposits and occurrences: Canada Geological Survey Open File 3792a, 26 p. and 1 diskette. (Also available at, W.J., ed., 2010, Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p., CD-ROM. (Also available at, W.J., Naumova, V.V., Kuzmin, M.I., and Bounaeva, T.V., eds., 1999, Preliminary publications book 1 from project on mineral resources, metallogenesis, and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-165, 6 p. and digital data, CD-ROM. (Also available at, W.J., Bounaeva, T.M., Miller, R.J., Seminskiy, Z.V., and Diggles, M.F. eds., 2003, Significant metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous lode deposits, and selected placer districts of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-220, 422 p., CD-ROM. (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.
Seltmann, R., Shatov, V., and Yakubchuk, A., 2009, Mineral deposits database and thematic maps of Central Asia: London, Natural History Museum, Centre for Russian and Central Eurasian Mineral Studies (CERCAMS), 143 p. and ArcGIS 9.2, ArcView 3.2 and MapInfo 6.0 (7.0) GIS packages, scale 1:1,500,000, CD-ROM.
Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., and Cherkasov, S., 2010, Metallogeny of Siberia—Tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 57, p. 655–706. (Also available at Mining and Resources Ltd., 2011, SMR to commence Agaskyr property development: Strikeforce Mining and Resources Group Ltd. press release, September 14, 2011, 1 p., accessed March 2012, at, A.V., Golivkin, N.I., Yegorova, I.V., Yershova, E.V., Zhukova, I.A., Zhukov, N.A., Kustov, Yu.E., Lapteva, A.M., Pavlovsky, A.B., Rudnev, V.V., Ryabtsev, V.A., Stavsky, A.P., and Cherenkov, V.G. (comps.), 1999 [2006], Super deposits (Largest mineral deposits of the world database): Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Supercomputer Center and Vernadsky State Geological Museum, accessed September 2009, at (Also see and, Alexander, 2011, Exploration reviews—Northern Eurasia: Society of Economic Geologists SEG Newsletter, no. 87, p. 20–23. (Also available at