Porphyry copper prospect in Magadanskaya oblast', Russian Federation

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Med'-Gora, Medgora
Tract name Kolyma (142pCu8512)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Russian Federation
State or province Magadanskaya oblast'
Geographic location 159.53, 65.28
Geologic map unit 159.53, 65.28
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Early Cretaceous
Age reference Nokleberg and others (1998)
Minerals actinolite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, garnet, hematite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyroxene, pyrrhotite, scapolite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granite-granodiorite and gabbro-plagiogranite intrusions
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Early Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Cu (Mo, U, Co) in skarn associated with granite-granodiorite and gabbro-plagiogranite intrusions.Left Omolon Belt of porphyry Mo-Cu and Mo-Cu skarn deposits (Early Cretaceous), east-central part of Russian Northeast Disseminated veinlets contain molybdenum and copper mineralization.
Study area name Northeast Asia
References Andrei F. Chitalin (written commun., 2009); Rundkvist (2001); Nokleberg and others (1993); Nokleberg and others (1998); Nokleberg and others (2005); Metal Supply and Sales (2008); Gorodinsky and others (1978)
Site reference Mihalasky, Ludington, Alexeiev, and others (2015)
Gorodinsky, M.E., Gulevich, V.V., and Titov, V.A., 1978, Copper occurrences in the USSR—Materials on geology and mineral resources of the Northeast USSR: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Academy of Sciences, v. 24, p. 151–158. [In Russian.]
Metal Supply and Sales, 2008, [Magadan Region is looking for investors for the extraction of nonferrous metals]: Metal Supply and Sales press release, March 6, 2008, 1 p., accessed March 20, 2012, at [In Russian.]Nokleberg, W.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Grybeck, Donald, Koch, R.D., Eremin, R.A., Rozenblum, I.S., Sidorov, A.A., Byalobzhesky, S.G., Sosunov, G.M., Shpikerman, V.I., and Gorodinsky, M.E, 1993, Metallogenesis of mainland Alaska and the Russian northeast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93–339, 230 p. (Also available at and 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.