Ciresata

Porphyry copper prospect in Hunedoara, Romania

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3115
Alternate names Rovina Valley Project
Tract name Apuseni Mountains (150pCu6003)
Group name Rovina Valley Group
Included sites Group includes Colnic, Rovina, Valea Morii deposits and Ciresata and Valea Arsului prospects.
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Romania
State or province Hunedoara
Geographic location 22.899928, 46.095364
Geologic map unit 22.899928, 46.095364
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 11.41Ma
Age determination method Inferred from Ar-Ar age for Valea Morii
Age range 11.41–11.3 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au
Minor commodities Ag, Bi, Mo, Te
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Part of Carpathian Gold Inc.'s Rovina Valley Project. Ciresata is a blind porphyry Cu-Au target that starts 40 to 140 m below the surface. 2008 drilling (35,000 m) results include 314 m of 1.08 g/t Au and 0.20% Cu; 668m at 0.86 g/t Au and 0.17% Cu. Open to the SW, W, and NE. Location: based on GoogleEarth image on Carpathian website. Golden Quadrilateral district.
Study area name Europe
References Carpathian Gold Inc. (2010); Marketwire (2010); Marketwire (2008); Carpathian Gold Inc. (2011a); Carpathian Gold Inc. (2011b); Marcoux and others (2002); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Carpathian Gold Inc., 2010, Carpathian receives a positive preliminary economic assessment for its Rovina Valley gold-copper project, Romania: Carpathian Gold Inc. press release, March 23, 2010, 1 p., accessed September 13, 2013, at http://www.carpathiangold.com/news/press-releases/press-release-details/2010/Carpathian-Receives-a-Positive-Preliminary-Economic-Assessment-for-its-Rovina-Valley-Gold-Copper-Project-Romania-/default.aspx.Carpathian Gold Inc., 2011a, Carpathian Gold extends gold-copper mineralization on Ciresata deposit at Rovina Valley in Romania: Carpathian Gold Inc. press release, January 12, 2011, 1 p., accessed January 12, 2011, at http://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/11358/carpathian-gold-extends-gold-copper-mineralization-on-ciresata-deposit-at-rovina-valley-in-romania-11358.html.Carpathian Gold Inc., 2011b, Project details [About Romania]: accessed September 14, 2011, at http://www.carpathiangold.com/operations/about-romania/project-details/default.aspx.Marcoux, Eric; Grancea, Luminita; Lupulescu, Marian; and Milési, J.P., 2002, Lead isotope signatures of epithermal and porphyry-type ore deposits from Romanian Carpathian mountains: Mineralium Deposita, v. 37, no. 2, p. 173–184. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-001-0223-x.)Marketwire, 2008, Carpathian Gold Inc.—Drilling on the new Ciresata porphyry in Romania expands mineralized zone and intersects 163 m at 1.04 g/t Au: Cloudbreak Resources Ltd. press release, May 12, 2008, 1 p., accessed August 15, 2011, at http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Carpathian-Gold-Inc-Drilling-on-New-Ciresata-Porphyry-Discovery-Romania-Expands-Mineralized-TSX-CPN-854833.htm.Marketwire, 2010, Carpathian receives a positive preliminary economic assessment for its Rovina Valley gold-copper project, Romania: Cloudbreak Resources Ltd. press release, March 23, 2010, 1 p.,accessed August 15, 2011, at http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Carpathian-Receives-Positive-Preliminary-Economic-Assessment-its-Rovina-Valley-Gold-TSX-CPN-1135936.htm.Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.