Dinaride-Aegean Region

Paleocene to Miocene calc-alkaline volcanic and intrusive rocks that formed in a post-subduction environment; includes the Serbomacedonian-Rhodope metallogenic belt.
Tract ID 150pCu6002
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina-Bulgaria-Croatia-Greece-Italy-Kosovo-Macedonia-Serbia-Slovenia-Turkey
Commodity Cu
Study area name Europe
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Deposit type porphyry copper
Grade-tonnage model Porphyry copper, Cu-Au subtype (Singer and others, 2008)
Geologic age
Geologic feature age Paleocene through Miocene
Generalized age Tertiary-Paleogene
Oldest rocks age 65.5Ma
Youngest rocks age 5.332Ma
Age range 60.168Ma
Identified Cu resources 7,200,000metric tons
Known prospects 21
Mean Cu (t/sq km) 129t/sq km
Map scales used 50K, 200K, 500K, 1M, 1.5M

Results of the assessment

Assessment date 2010
Estimators Byron R. Berger, Lawrence J. Drew, Jane M. Hammarstrom, Duncan E. Large, David M. Sutphin
Assessment depth 1km
Quantitative assessment Yes

Estimated number of deposits

Number of deposits Confidence level
1 90%
3 50%
8 10%
8 5%
8 1%
Mean estimated deposits 3.83 ±2.64 (0.69%)
Probability of mean 0.3
Probability of no copper 0.07

Estimated deposit density

Known
deposits
Total
deposits
Area
(sq km)
Deposit density
per 100,000 sq km
4 7.83 92,700 8

Mean estimated tonnage

Copper 12,000,000
Molybdenum 67,000
Gold 880
Silver 3,900
Ore 2,400

Undiscovered copper resource

Confidence level 90% 50% 10% 5%
Tonnage 320,000 5,700,000 32,000,000 48,000,000

Economic analysis

Fraser country Bosnia and Herzegovina-Bulgaria-Croatia-Greece-Italy-Kosovo-Macedonia-Serbia-Slovenia-Turkey
Fraser type 0.61%
Fraser high 0.38%
Typical cost 0.79%
High cost 0.21%
Infrastructure setting Mixed
Comments on depth default
Expected depth distribution
0 - 250m 0.25
250m - 500m 0.25
500m - 1km 0.5
Economically recoverable resources
Copper 7,700,000t
Molybdenum 32,000t
Gold 420t
Silver 2,200t
Probability no econ recoverable 0.59
Econ NPV 2,200x $1M
Exp dollars 16.66x $1M/100,000 sq km
Exp value class Medium

Bibliographic references

General Sutphin and others (2013)
Economic Robinson and Menzie (2012)

Deposits and prospects associated with this tract

Name Type State Country Development Details
Ceovishte prospect Raska Serbia Prospect Details
Djavolja Varos prospect Toplica Serbia Prospect Details
Fakos prospect Voreio Aigaio Greece Prospect Details
Ilovitza deposit Novo Selo The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Prospect Details
Maronia prospect Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki Greece Prospect Details
Pagoni Rachi prospect Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki Greece Prospect Details
Recsk deposit Heves Hungary Producer Details
Sardes prospect Voreio Aigaio Greece Prospect Details
Sasa prospect Makedonska Kamenica The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Prospect Details
Monolithi III prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Sijarinska Banja prospect Jablanica Serbia Prospect Details
Spahievo prospect Kardzhali Bulgaria Prospect Details
Strimonikon prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Prospect Details
Stypsi prospect Voreio Aigaio Greece Prospect Details
Tulare deposit Jablanica Serbia Prospect Details
Fisoka prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Prospect Details
Akritas prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Alatina prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Damjan prospect Radovis The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Occurrence Details
Didimi Lofi prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Dilofon prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Dilofon East prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Divounon prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Doirani prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Drosaton prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Fisoka South prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Gavra prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Jerakario prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Katsoures prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Korifi prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Koukouta Lofos prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Monolithi I prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Monolithi II prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Tsikara prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Vathi prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
St. Demetrios prospect Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki Greece Prospect Details
Plavkovo prospect Raska Serbia Prospect Details
Kassiteres prospect Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki Greece Prospect Details
Koryfes Hill prospect Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki Greece Prospect Details
Osogovo prospect Pehcevo The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Prospect Details
Skouries deposit Kentriki Makedonia Greece Prospect Details
Pontokerassia prospect Kentriki Makedonia Greece Prospect Details
Bučim deposit Radovis The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Producer Details
Rudnitsa prospect Raska Serbia Prospect Details
Kadiica prospect Pehcevo The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Prospect Details
Mackatica deposit Jablanica Serbia Prospect Details
Karavansalija prospect Raska Serbia Prospect Details
Fisoka Group Group Kentriki Makedonia Greece Prospect Details
Korifi Group Group Kentriki Makedonia Greece Occurrence Details
Kassiteres Group Group Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki Greece Prospect Details
Skouries Group Group Kentriki Makedonia Greece Prospect Details
Pontokerassia Group Group Kentriki Makedonia Greece Prospect Details
Kadiica-Osogovo Group Group Pehcevo The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Prospect Details