Pilica

Porphyry copper prospect in Slaskie, Poland

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 349
Tract name Southern and Central European Variscan (150pCu6006)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Poland
State or province Slaskie
Geographic location 19.616667, 50.466667
Geologic map unit 19.616667, 50.466667
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Middle Paleozoic or Late Paleozoic
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals albite, bornite, Bi-minerals, carbonate, carrollite, cassiterite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, galena, gold, hematite, kaolinite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, rutile, scheelite, sericite, sphalerite, tellurides, tourmaline, wolframite
Associated rocks breccia, granodiorite, rhyodacite porphyry, skarn, gabbro, gabbro-diabase, sandstone, slate
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Middle Paleozoic or Late Paleozoic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Granodiorite drilled and dated at 370 Ma. Pyrite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, hematite, molybdenite, wolframite, and cassiterite are found in alteration zones. Gabbro, gabbro-diabase, sandstone, slate returned gold values greater than 0.8 g/t Au.
Study area name Europe
References Chaffee and others (1994); Haranczyk (1980); Wolska (2001); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Chaffee, M.A.; Eppinger, R.G.; Lason, Krzysztof; Slosarz, Jadwiga;and Podemski, Maciej, 1994, The Myszków porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Poland: International Geology Review, v. 36, no. 10, p. 947–960. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206819409465497.)
Haranczyk, C., 1980, Paleozoic porphyry copper deposits in Poland, in Jankovi?, S., and Sillitoe, R.H., eds., European copper deposits: Belgrade, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA), UNESCO-IGCP International Symposium, Bor, Yugoslavia, September 18–22, 1979 [Proceedings], p. 89–96.
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/.
Wolska, Anna, 2001, Alteration of the porphyry copper deposit type in the granodiorite from Pilica area (southern Poland), in Wyszomirski, Piotr, ed., 8th Meeting of the Petrology Group of the Mineralogical Society of Poland, Proceedings: Polskie Towarzystwo Mineralogiczne Prace Specjalne [Mineralogical Society of Poland Special Papers], v. 19, p. 184–186.