Porphyry copper prospect in Harghita, Romania

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Northern Carpathians (150pCu6004)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Romania
State or province Harghita
Geographic location 25.782, 46.571
Geologic map unit 25.782, 46.571
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 5Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 6.3–3.9 Ma
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene–Pliocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Minera Andes 1999 exploration license area; preliminary mapping, geophysical studies, and sampling by Romanian-owned companies and institutes indicated areas of intense hydroothermal alteration and localized base-metal and gold occurrences.
Study area name Europe
References Brown and others (1999); Mason and others (1995); Minera Andes Inc. (2000); Popa and others (2002); Szakács and Seghedi (1995)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Brown, P.M., Greenwood, M.G., and Murphy, M.W., 1999, Preliminary prospectus—Minera Andes, Inc.: Canaccord Capital Corp., 105 p.
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.)
Minera Andes Inc., 1999, Form 10KSB for December 31, 1999: Washington, D.C., U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 50 p.
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.
Szakács, A., and Seghedi, I., 1995, The C?limani-Gurghiu-Harghita volcanic chain, East Carpathians, Romania—Volcanological features: Acta Vulcanologica, v. 7, no. 2, p. 145–153. (Also available at http://adatbank.transindex.ro/vendeg/htmlk/pdf6015.pdf.)