A large number of gold occurrences have been identified in Kamchatka, the majority of which occur in two distinct zones. The Vilyuchinskoye-Golsovskoye Zone, a northwest-southeast trending zone of gold occurrences, is of most importance in the context of Asacha-Rodnikova and has been interpreted to be a result of regional scale rifting forming dilational structures between two strike-slip faults. Such dilational structures are recognised as being conducive to the formation of hydrothermal vein deposits such as at Asacha and Rodnikova. Rodnikova occurs at the southern end of the zone while Asacha is located some 60 km south-southwest of the main trend. The map below presents a regional map of southern Kamchatka indicating the location of Asacha and Rodnikova in relation to the Vilyuchinskoye-Golsovskoye Zone and other gold occurrences.