Porphyry copper deposit in Banskobystricky kraj, Slovakia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Zlatno, Pukanec
Tract name Northern Carpathians (150pCu6004)
Group name Štiavnica Group
Included sites Group includes Banska Štiavnica, Sementlov, and Vysoká-Zlatno deposits.
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Slovakia
State or province Banskobystricky kraj
Geographic location 18.886, 48.443
Geologic map unit 18.886, 48.443
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 15Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 15–14 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals actinolite, anhydrite/gypsum, argentite, arsenopyrite, biotite, bornite, carbonate, cassiterite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, diopside, epidote, fluorite, galena, garnet, gold, hematite, kaolinite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite, tennantite, wollastonite, zeolite
Associated rocks breccia, diorite, granodiorite porphyry, hornfels, quartz diorite porphyry, skarn, andesite, conglomerate, dolomite, sandstone, carboniferous sedimentary rocks
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 66Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.34%
Contained copper 220,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments In 2010, EMED Mining had interest in Zlatno as a possible gold prospect. Soviet era drillers had noted ""the presence of gold"" in one hole. West Carpathians.
Study area name Europe
References Bohmer (1980); Burian and Smolka (1982); Grecula and others (1997); Kusik (1992); EMED Mining (2010a); EMED Mining (2010b); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Bohmer, M., 1980, Tertiary copper deposits of the Western Carpathians, in Jankovi?, S., and Sillitoe, R.H., eds., European copper deposits: Proceedings of an International Symposium held at Bor, Yugoslavia, September 18–22, 1979, Belgrade, p. 83–88.
Burian, J., and Smolka, J., 1982, Geology of the Zlatno porphyry copper ore deposit: Mineralia Slovaca, v. 14, no. 6, p. 517–538. [In Slovakian.]
EMED Mining, 2010a, Proactive Investors Magazine—Better than gosh darn good in Slovakia: accessed July 15, 2010, at http://www.emed-mining.com/site/media-articles/proactive-investors-magazine-better-than-gosh-darn-good-in-slovakia.html. [Web page no longer available.]
EMED Mining, 2010b, Projects—Slovakia: accessed July 15, 2010, at http://www.emed-mining.com/site/projects/slovakia.html.
Grecula, P., Lexa, J., and Tzser, J., 1997, Mineral resources of Slovakia: Bratislava, Slovakia Geological Survey, 53 p.
Kusik, R., 1992, Mineralogia a geneza Cu–porfyroveho loziska Zlatno v Stavnickich vrchoch: Mineralia Clovaca, v. 24, p. 69–81. [In Slovakian.]
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.