Lepes

Porphyry copper prospect in Mures, Romania

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 3147
Tract name Northern Carpathians (150pCu6004)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Romania
State or province Mures
Geographic location 25.232, 46.834
Geologic map unit 25.232, 46.834
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 8Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range late Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age late Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Advanced argillic alteration around vuggy silica associated with the Fancel Lapusna caldera in the Lepes-Eseniu area; calc-alkalic to high-K calc-alkalic volcanism in the Cálimani, Gurghiu and Harghita Mountains of Romania. Zoned hydrothermal alteration consistent with porphyry system; andesitic domes, microdiorite bodies at 500 m depth. Rock chemistry compatible with porphyry; HS epithermal system.
Study area name Europe
References Mason and others (1995); Popa and others (2002)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Mason, P.R.D., Downes, H., Seghedi, I., Szakács, Alexandru, and Thirlwall, M.F., 1995, Low-pressure evolution of magmas from the Cálimani, Gurghiu and Harghita Mountains, East Carpathians: Acta Vulcanologica, v. 7, no. 2, p. 43–52. (Also available at http://adatbank.transindex.ro/vendeg/htmlk/pdf6010.pdf.)
Popa, T., Popa, S., Matsch, E., and Seba, I., 2002, Hydrothermal alteration at Fancel Lapusna volcanic edifice (Eastern Carpathian Mountains, Romania) and its significance in exploration focus, in Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association Congress, 17th, Bratislava, September 1–4, 2002, Proceedings: Veda (Slavak Academic Press), [242] p.