Valea Tisei

Porphyry copper prospect in Hunedoara, Romania

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Apuseni Mountains (150pCu6003)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Romania
State or province Hunedoara
Geographic location 22.995021, 46.148885
Geologic map unit 22.995021, 46.148885
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 15Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range mid-Miocene
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age mid-Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Beginning in 2001, Valea Tisei was drilled for Au, Ag, Cu, Pb, and Zn by European Goldfield Ltd. Along with the porphyry copper-gold mineralization, they noted a potential for near-surface epithermal deposits. The deposit is a disseminated gold-copper porphyry system with higher grade gold mineralization in veins associated with enhanced base metal grades.
Study area name Europe
References Milu and others (2004); Vlad and Orlandea (2004); European Goldfields Ltd. (2004)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)