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Falkovich O. l., Palkin I. Ye. Creation of mineral resource base of strategic materials(by example of the Prutivkskyi copper-nikel and precious metal ore deposit // Science and Innovation, 2021, № 17(4), з. 55–61.

Introduction. The growing interest in the possibility of obtaining certain types of strategic (critical) metals has prompted the intensification of research in this area.
Problem Statement. Many research works have dealt with creating a mineral resource base of strategic (critical) metals. However, this issue has not been systematically considered, and no respective industrial strategy has been developed so far. Insufficient attention is paid to modern investment requirements, especially during exploration and selection of ore processing schemes.
Purpose. The purpose of this research is to assess the available information on the prospects for the development of the Prutivskyi deposit of sulfide copper-nickel and precious metal ores and to outline the priority steps in order to prepare the deposit for integrated development.
Materials and Methods. Information from open (published) sources for the last 25 years, which concerns the ore-bearing capacity of Ukraine for precious and non-ferrous metals, in particular the potential platinum-bearing capacity, has been critically analyzed, given the authors’ knowledge and experience.
Results. The authors have shown the insufficiency of the available information on the prospects of the Prutivskyi deposit of sulfide copper-nickel and precious metal ores and the inconsistency of some sources. At present, about 20% of ore-promising rocks of the Prutivka intrusive massif has been studied with varying level of detail.
The authors have proven the necessity of changing approaches to the field preparation and development that should be based on modern schemes for integrated ore processing, given world investment requirements.
Conclusions. It has been shown that the final conclusion on the industrial significance and investment attractiveness of the Prutivskyi deposit can be made only after the implementation of a clearly defined set of works in compliance with modern world standards.

Shumlyanskyy L., Galiy S., Kogut K. Noble metal mineralizations in the Prutivka dolerite massif, north-west region of the Ukrainian shield // Conference: 2nd annual GEODE-Fennoscandian shield field workshop on Palaeoproterozoic and Archaean greenstone belts and VMS districts in the Fennoscandian Shield At: Gallivare-Kiruna, Sweden. – 2000. – P. 41-44.

Detailed geochemical and geochronological investigation of the abundant magmatism that occurred in the Ukrainian shield at 1800-1750 Ma and included Korosten and Korsun-Novomyrhorod anorthosite-mangerite-charnockite-granite complexes, Oktyabrsky and Pivdenny Kalchik alkaline massifs, Kamyany Mohily granite complex, and numerous dykes and layered intrusions of tholeiite, picrite and kimberlite compositions related to the Prutivka-Novogol large igneous province

Slobodyan, B., Vysots’kyy, B. The Prutivske Sulfide Copper-Nickel Deposit // Materials of Fourth Scientific-Practical Conference “Subsoil Use in Ukraine. Prospects for Investment” (Ukraine, Truskavets, 6–10 November 2017). V. 1. – Kyiv, 2017. – P. 44—47.

The history of study and main results of exploration works on the Prutivske deposit have been covered. The prospects for nickel-bearing capacity of hyperbasite massifs in the northwest part of the Ukrainian Shield in view of the last results of searches of sulfide copper-nickel ore deposits in the Far East of Russia have been determined.

Kostenko, M. Sulfide copper-nickel mineralization in the northwestern part of the Ukrainian shield // Geological Journal. – 1989. – V. 49, № 2. – P. 94-103.

Manifestations of nickel mineralization in the north-western part of the Ukrainian Shield is briefly characterized. The Prutovka sulphide copper-nickel ore manifestation revealed recently in the framing of the Buki gabbro-diorite-granodiorite massif is characterized at greater length. Ore manifestation, presented by the chalcopyrite-pentlandite-pyrrhotite association is spatially and paragenetically related to the gabbro-dolerite intrusion. Mineralization formation is explained by deep segregation and distribution of sulphide melt through faultings (following the injections of residual basic rock melt) from intermediate magmatic focus, whose earliest derivatives are rocks forming the Buki massif.

Kanevskyi A., Kotvytskyi L., Kostenko M. Potential nickel mineralization of the Prutivka-Buki area of the Ukrainian Shield // Geological Journal. – 1992. – № 1. – P. 55-63.

Numerous intrusions of mafites and ultramafites are revealed in the frame of the Buki massif (the Ukrainian Shield). The epigenetic impregnated sulphide copper-nickel ores were found in two of them (Prutivka and Zaliznyaki). The chemistry of these intrusions is compared with intrusions of similar composition in nickel-bearing regions of the Soviet Union. A conclusion was made about the potential sulfide nickel mineralization of the massifs composed of pyroxenites and peridotites, which have positive petrochemical signs for the ores.

Halii S., Kohut K., Shyrhabekov N. Platinoid in sulfide ores of the northwestern block of the Ukrainian Shield // Mineralogical journal. – 1994. – V. 16, № 3/4. – P. 21-28.

Platinum content of sulphidic copper-nickel: ores in intrusive mafite-ultra-mafites of the Volynian megablock of the Ukrainian Shield was studied for the first time. It is found that accumulation of platinoids is a result of residual melts at high activity of bismuth and tellurium. A rise in the platinum concentration of minerals corresponds to an increase in metallic properties of relations in their structures. Attribution of platinoid concentration to zones of enhanced content of a volatile constituent of the ore-magmatic system may serve as a prospecting criterion.

Vysotskyi O., Vysotskyi B. Some Points of Noble Metal Mineralizations of the Prutiv Intrusion Basites // Mineral resources of Ukraine. – № 2. – 2008. – P. 26-30.

At present Prutiv intrusion is investigated mainly as sulfide-nickel object. Sulphide copper-nickel mineralization refers to the contacts between habroids and bearing strata, it is now considered to be one of the most challenging objects of the north-western part of the Ukrainian shield to investigate various types of mineralization: sulphide-nickel, attendant noble-metal and platinum-metal one.

Kostenko M. Metallogenic Features and Ore-bearing Evaluation of Basite Dike Formations of Volyn Block of the Ukrainian Shield // Scientific proceedings of UkrSGRI – № 3–4. – 2014. – P. 53-69.

According to the analysis of metallogenic ultramafic-mafic formations Volyn megablock are divided into three groups of rock associations, which have different metallogenic potential. The first group includes a metamorphic peridotite-pyroxenite-gabbronorite (Nartsyzivskyy complex) and granitic gabbro associations (Osnytskyy complex) that do not have any clearly defined metallogenic specialization. The second group includes the formations of metallogenic ultramafic-mafic-monzonites (Bukynskyy complex), tholeiitic gabbrodolerites (Prutivskyy complex) and gabbro-troctolitic (Kamyanskyy complex) associations. The geological, mineralogical, petrographic and petrochemical features of this formation group are matched to world known nickel formations and can includes the large commercial deposits of sulphde copper-nickel ore formations with a cobalt and platinum associated components. The third metallogenic group includes the basic rocks of gabbro-anorthosite (Korostenskyy complex) and subalkalic gabbrodolerites (postkorostenskyy and postovrutskyy dike complexes) associations, which are characterized by a distinct phosphorus-titanium metallogenic specialization.

The project with high-liquid commodity products: nickel-cobalt and copper concentrates, which is confirmed by previous dynamics of prices and production.
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