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Porphyry copper prospect in Malopolskie, Poland

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Poland
State or province Malopolskie
Geographic location 19.95, 50.116667
Geologic map unit 19.95, 50.116667
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 bismuth, carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, cosalite, gold, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, rutile, sericite, sphalerite, tellurobismuthite, wolframite
Associated rocks pegmatite, rhyodacite porphyry, quartz porphyry, rhyolite porphyry, limestone, conglomerate, rhyolite, sandstone, slate
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Middle Paleozoic or Late Paleozoic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments One of three Late Paleozoic Cu-Mo-W porphyry occurrences known in Poland.
Study area name Europe
References Chaffee and others (1994); Haranczyk (1980); Podemski (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
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.
Podemski, Maciej, scientific editor, 2001, Paleozoic porphyry molybdenum-tungsten deposit in the Myszków area, southern Poland: Polish Geological Institute Special Papers, v. 6, p. 1–88.
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