Porphyry copper prospect in Kemerovskaya oblast', Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Kamenushinskoe, Kopna Mountain
Tract name Mongol-Sayan (142pCu8504)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Kemerovskaya oblast'
Geographic location 85.7772, 54.3025
Geologic map unit 85.7772, 54.3025
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Cambrian
Age reference Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009)
Minerals bornite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, covellite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, tennantite
Associated rocks dacite porphyry, tuff, diabase, gabbro (dikes)
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Cambrian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Partial resource of 27.4 Mt at 0.46% Cu. Could be a massive sulfide deposit. Copper sulfide minerals in shear zones in a dacite porphyry that intrudes pyroclastic rocks. A weak zone of secondary enrichment is 1–3 m thick and consists of bornite, chalcocite, and covellite. Associated with bimodal (basalt-rhyolite) assemblage rocks. Nokleberg (2010) classifies it as a porphyry, while Petrov and others (2009) indicates it is a volcanic massive sulfide.
Study area name Central Asian Orogenic Belt
References Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009); Lapukhov (1975); Kuznetsov (1982); Nokleberg and others (1999); Nokleberg and others (2003); Nokleberg and others (2006); Nokleberg (2010); Rundkvist (2001); Petrov and others (2009)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Hammarstrom, and others (2015)
Kuznetsov, V.A. ed., 1982, West Siberia—Mineral Resources—Geologiya SSSR: Moscow, Nedra, v. 14, part 1, 319 p. [In Russian.]
Lapukhov, A.S., 1975, Zonation of pyrite-polymetallic deposits: Novosibirsk, Nauka, 264 p. [In Russian.]
Nokleberg, W.J., ed., 2010, Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p., CD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1765/.)Nokleberg, 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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-165/.)Nokleberg, 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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-220/.)Nokleberg, W.J., Miller, R.J., and Diggles, M.F., eds., 2006, Geographic information systems (GIS) spatial data compilation of geodynamic, tectonic, metallogenic, mineral deposit, and geophysical maps and associated descriptive data for northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1150, 11 p. and digital data, CD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1150/.)Petrov, O.V., Shatov, V.V, Feoktistov, V.P., and Seltmann, R. 2009, Copper deposits of Russia—An overview of major mineral deposit types and mineral potential [abs.], in Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, October 18–21, 2009, Proceedings: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 41, no. 7, Paper No. 241-7, p. 611. (Also available at https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009AM/finalprogram/abstract_161135.htm.)
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.