Borzsony Mountains

Porphyry copper prospect in Nógrád, Hungary

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Börzsöny Mountains
Tract name Northern Carpathians (150pCu6004)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Hungary
State or province Nógrád
Geographic location 19.0143, 47.91
Geologic map unit 19.0143, 47.91
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 14Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 14 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals arsenopyrite, biotite, bismuth, bismuthinite, bornite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, cosalite, covellite, epidote, galena, gold, ikunolite, jonassonite [Au(Bi,Pb)5S4], kaolinite/illite, lillianite, magnetite, melnikovite, montmorillonite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite
Associated rocks andesite dike, dacite dike, diorite, andesite, andesite agglomerate, dacite, mudstone, pyroclastics, sandstone, schist, tuffite
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments 0.1 to 0.2% Cu.
Study area name Europe
References Csillagne Teplansky and others (1983); Korpas (1998); Paar and others (1997); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Csillagne Teplansky, E., Csongradi, J., Korpas, L., Pentelenyi, L., and Vetone Akos, E., 1983, A Börzsöny hegyseg központi területenek földtani felepitese es ercesedese: M. All. Földtani Intezet Evi Jelenteseaz 1981, Evröl, p. 77–127. [In Hungarian, captions in English.]
Korpas, L., ed., 1998, Magyarázó a Börzsöny és Visegrádi-hegység földtani térképéhez [Explanation to the geological map of the Börzsöny and the Visegrád Mountains]: Budapest, 163 p., scale 1:50,000. [In Hungarian, English abstract.]
Paar, W.H., Topa, D., Brotkorb de, M.K., and Ametrano, S., 1997, Cu–Au veins of la Mejicana ore district, Argentina—Mineralogical aspects, in Papunen, H., ed., Mineral deposits—Research and exploration, where do they meet?: Rotterdam, Balkema, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 4th, Turku, Finland, 1997 [Proceedings], p. 273–276.
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