Porphyry copper prospect in Alba, Romania

Names and other identifiers

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 23.139006, 46.139983
Geologic map unit 23.139006, 46.139983
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 13Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 12.6 Ma
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Occurrence
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Exploration by European Goldfields found that the Trimpoiele-Fata Baii deposit, immediately to the north of Larga, comprises narrow quartz veins within a large argillic alteration halo and confirms the presence of underlying, extensive gold-copper porphyry. Drillholes returned significant intercepts of porphyry style gold-copper mineralization, including 1,300 m grading 0.75 g/t Au and 0.1719 percent Cu. Quartz veins in fine-grained andesite.
Study area name Europe
References Milu and others (2004); Vlad and Orlandea (2004)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)