Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
On-line version ISSN 2411-9717
Print version ISSN 0038-223X
KOSTIN, A.; VEDYAEV, A. and RAFAT, G.. Iron oxide Cu-Au (IOCG) mineralizing systems: an example from northeastern Russia. J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. [online]. 2014, vol.114, n.8, pp.645-651. ISSN 2411-9717.
SYNOPSIS GIS and multivariate geometric distribution have been used to predict the association of high-level intrusives with hydrothermal alteration related to iron oxide Cu-Au (IOCG) mineralizing systems. Several examples in the Russian northeast are presented in this paper. IOCG ore deposits can have enormous geological resources containing significant reserves of base, precious, and strategic metals, and hence are economically attractive targets for mineral exploration. To date, examples of this type of mineralization have not been reported from the northeastern area of Russia. The Tarinskiy ore cluster, located in Eastern Yakutia, shows brecciated altered rocks with sulphide and iron oxide cement, which is typical for IOCG mineralization of the iron oxide Cu-Au±U type. This cluster was formed near surface and is linked with the Rep-Yuruinskiy pluton. It has potential to host new world-class precious metal deposits in northeastern Russia
Keywords : GIS; multivariate; iron oxide; Au-U-Cu; IOCG; Tarinskiy; Yakutia.