Biely Vrch

Porphyry gold prospect in Banskobystricky kraj, Slovakia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Northern Carpathians (150pCu6004)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Slovakia
State or province Banskobystricky kraj
Geographic location 19.38, 48.561
Geologic map unit 19.38, 48.561
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry gold
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Miocene(?)
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene(?)

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Major commodities Au
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Gold porphyry deposit in middle Miocene Javorie stratovolcano. Initial resource estimate (not thoroughly characterized): 42 Mt at 0.8 g/t Au. Gold-pyrite in quartz veins stockworks in hydrothermally altered diorite intrusion; coeval andesitic volcanic rocks. May overlie porphyry gold-copper system at depth, but gold and silver are the only potentially economic commodities determined to date. Location is approximate. Ag, Cu, Pb and Zn values are elevated but are neither economic nor at levels which may affect gold extraction or be possible environmental pollutants.
Study area name Europe
References Cunneen (2009b); EMED Mining (2007); Fletcher and Bennett (2010); Hanes and others (2010); Kord?ra and others (2010)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)