Features of Geologiсal
Kapitanka Project is located in the Middle Pobuzhzhia region at the junction of the Dniester-Buh and Ingul megablocks of the Ukrainian Shield within the Holovanivsk suture zone and is associated with the Kapytanovskyi ultrabasite massif.
On the western flank of the Kapitanka Project rock fracture zone controls chrome, nickel and gold mineralization.
Chrome ores at the Kapitanka Project are associated with serpentinite and pyroxenite and their weathering crust and confined to the western contact of the Kapytanovskyi massif with the host rocks (gneisses and migmatites). The serpentinites of the Kapitanka-Dereniukha complex are the main rocks that formed the nickeliferous weathering crust and contain the environment for chromе ore bodies. Silicate nickel ores are confined to weathering crusts of serpentinized ultrabasic rocks in the Central part of the deposit and in linear weathering crusts, which are more developed in the Southern part, near the western contact. The productive horizon for silicate nickel ores is the nonthronite weathering crust.