Porphyry copper prospect in Alba, Romania

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Larga
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 23.155398, 46.128879
Geologic map unit 23.155398, 46.128879
Nearby data

Geologic information

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

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Beginning in 2001, Hanes and Larga were being explored via diamond drill for Au, Ag, Cu, Pb, and Zn by European Goldfield Ltd. Exploration by European Goldfields found that the Hanes deposit comprises epithermal gold and silver mineralisation occurs within Neogene andesitic extrusive and intrusive rocks and clastic sediments. The adjacent Larga deposit consists of northwest trending quartz veins that dip steeply southwest.
Study area name Europe
References Singer and others (2008); Cook and Ciobanu (2004); Vlad and Orlandea (2004); European Goldfields Ltd. (2004)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)