Carbonia

Porphyry copper prospect in Sardegna, Italy

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 347
Tract name Western Peri-Mediterranean Region (150pCu6005)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Italy
State or province Sardegna
Geographic location 8.496389, 39.170556
Geologic map unit 8.496389, 39.170556
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 30Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 30 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals barite, biotite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, galena, gold, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granite, granodiorite, monzonite, skarn, andesite, andesite porphyry, argillite, conglomerate, metasedimentary rocks, sandstone, siltstone
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Oligocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Weak alteration and pyrite disseminations in subvolcanic andesite bodies led to a geochemical survey and the discovery.
Study area name Europe
References Maccioni and others (1992); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)