Almas Group

Porphyry copper Group in Alba, Romania

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Apuseni Mountains (150pCu6003)
Group name Almas Group
Included sites Almas, Baba-Babuta, Breaza, Hanes-Large, Muncaceasca East, Muncaceasca West, and Trimpoiele prospects
Site status Group

Geographic location

Country Romania
State or province Alba
Geographic location 23.103, 46.131
Geologic map unit 23.103, 46.131
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age range Neogene
Age reference geologic inference
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Neogene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu

Reference information

Comments This group record includes data for the Almas, Baba-Babuta, Breaza, Hanes-Large, Muncaceasca East, Muncaceasca West, and Trimpoiele prospects; as such, the location information has been generalized. Almas surface sampling by European Goldfields returned one intercept of 63.15 g/t Au over 2 meters. Nine other samples returned values greater than 0.8 g/t Au.
Study area name Europe
References Cook and Ciobanu (2004); European Goldfields Ltd. (2004); Gratian and others (n.d.); Levine and others (2004); Milu and others (2004); Popa and Popa (2005); Singer and others (2008); Vlad and Orlandea (2004)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Cook, N.J., and Ciobanu, C.L., 2004, Bismuth tellurides and sulphosalts from the Larga hydrothermal system, Metaliferi Mts., Romania—Paragenesis and genetic significance: Mineralogical Magazine, v. 68, no. 2, p. 301–321. (Also available at
European Goldfields Ltd., 2004, Annual report 2003: European Goldfields Ltd., 40 p.
Gratian, C., Radu, J., Ion, B., and Sorin, U., [n.d.], Neogene gold mineralization types in Romania: Geologica Carpathica, Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, accessed July 12, 2011, at, R.M., Anderson, S.T., Steblez, W.G., Wilburn, D.R., Kuo, C.S., Newman, H.R., and Wallace, G.J., 2004, The mineral industries of Europe and central Eurasia, in Area reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia: U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Yearbook 2004, v. III, p. 1.1–1.52, accessed July 15, 2012, at and at Viorica, Milesi, J-P., and Leroy, J.L., 2004, Rosia Poeni copper deposit, Apuseni Mountains, Romania–Advanced argillic overprint of a porphyry system: Mineralium Deposita, v. 39, p. 173–188. (Also available at
Popa, Tiberius, and Popa, Silvia, 2005, Almas-Stanija–Epithermal mineralizations interrelated with an underlying porphyry copper system (Southern Apuseni Mountains, Romania): Geo 2005-Proceedings, Annual Scientific Session of the Geological Society of Romania-Rosia Montana, 20–21 May, p. 97–104.
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, ?erban-Nicolae, and Orlandea, Eugen, 2004, Metallogeny of the gold quadrilateral—Style and characteristics of epithermal-subvolcanic mineralized structures, South Apuseni Mts., Romania: Studia Universitatis Babe?-Bolyai, Geologia, v. 49, p. 15–31. (Also available at