Precious metals mineralogy of the two key Cu porphyry deposits of the South Urals (Mikheevskoe and Kalinovskoe) is described. Precious metals are low in contents but variable in assemblages and mineralogy. Native gold with variable Ag content as well as tellurides of Au, Ag, Pb, Bi, Hg, Ni, and Pd are supposed to be linked to epithermal overprinting.
Keywords. Urals, copper, molybdenum, porphyry systems, epithermal, gold, silver, PGE