Almas

Porphyry copper prospect in Alba, Romania

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3118
Alternate names Almas-Neagra
Tract name Apuseni Mountains (150pCu6003)
Group name Almas Group
Included sites Group includes Almas, Baba-Babuta, Breaza, Hanes-Large, Muncaceasca East, Muncaceasca West, and Trimpoiele prospects.
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Romania
State or province Alba
Geographic location 23.103, 46.131
Geologic map unit 23.103, 46.131
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Neogene
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Neogene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Group location given for Almas. There are seven total prospects in group. Almas surface sampling by European Goldfields returned one intercept of 63.15 g/t Au over 2 meters. Nine other samples returned values greater than 0.8 g/t Au.
Study area name Europe
References Cook and Ciobanu (2004); European Goldfields Ltd. (2004); Gratian and others (n.d.); Levine and others (2004); Milu and others (2004); Popa and Popa (2005); Singer and others (2008); Vlad and Orlandea (2004)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Cook, N.J., and Ciobanu, C.L., 2004, Bismuth tellurides and sulphosalts from the Larga hydrothermal system, Metaliferi Mts., Romania—Paragenesis and genetic significance: Mineralogical Magazine, v. 68, no. 2, p. 301–321. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/0026461046820188.)
European Goldfields Ltd., 2004, Annual report 2003: European Goldfields Ltd., 40 p.
Gratian, C., Radu, J., Ion, B., and Sorin, U., [n.d.], Neogene gold mineralization types in Romania: Geologica Carpathica, Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, accessed July 12, 2011, at http://www.geologicacarpathica.sk/special/G/Gratian_etal.pdf.Levine, R.M., Anderson, S.T., Steblez, W.G., Wilburn, D.R., Kuo, C.S., Newman, H.R., and Wallace, G.J., 2004, The mineral industries of Europe and central Eurasia, in Area reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Yearbook 2004, v. III, p. 1.1–1.52, accessed July 15, 2012, at http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/europe.html and at http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2004/europe04.pdf.Milu Viorica, Milesi, J-P., and Leroy, J.L., 2004, Rosia Poeni copper deposit, Apuseni Mountains, Romania–Advanced argillic overprint of a porphyry system: Mineralium Deposita, v. 39, p. 173–188. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-003-0390-z.)
Popa, Tiberius, and Popa, Silvia, 2005, Almas-Stanija–Epithermal mineralizations interrelated with an underlying porphyry copper system (Southern Apuseni Mountains, Romania): Geo 2005-Proceedings, Annual Scientific Session of the Geological Society of Romania-Rosia Montana, 20–21 May, p. 97–104.
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/.Vlad, ?erban-Nicolae, and Orlandea, Eugen, 2004, Metallogeny of the gold quadrilateral—Style and characteristics of epithermal-subvolcanic mineralized structures, South Apuseni Mts., Romania: Studia Universitatis Babe?-Bolyai, Geologia, v. 49, p. 15–31. (Also available at http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1211&context=geologia.)