Abstract

The Borgulikan ore field is localized in the west of the Umlekan-Ogodzha volcanoplutonic belt made up of various igneous (upper-Amur granite-granodiorite (140–134 Ma), Burunda monzodiorite-granodiorite (130–127 Ma), and Taldan andesite (127–123 Ma)) and superposed (Early Cretaceous Gal’ka trachybasalt-rhyolite (119–115 Ma) and Late Cretaceous trachybasalt-trachyandesite (97–94 Ma)) complexes. 40Ar/39Ar dating of porphyry intrusions breaking through the Taldan volcanic complex and associated with Cu-Mo-(Au) mineralization yielded the following ages: early (dark) “pre-ore” quartz monzodiorite porphyrites — 125.8±0.7 Ma (groundmass) and 125.2±1.8 Ma (biotite phenocrysts); late (cream) “syn-ore” quartz monzodiorite porphyrites — 122.6±0.7 Ma (biotite phenocrysts). In age and many geochemical features the quartz monzodiorite porphyrites are close to the Taldan complex volcanics. Both of these rocks seem to belong to the same volcanoplutonic association.

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