Kassiteres

Porphyry copper prospect in Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki, Greece

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 384
Tract name Dinaride-Aegean Region (150pCu6002)
Group name Kassiteres Group
Included sites Group includes Kassiteres, Koryfes Hill, and St. Demetrios prospects.
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Greece
State or province Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Geographic location 25.7875, 41.023333
Geologic map unit 25.7875, 41.023333
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Oligocene–Miocene
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals actinolite, adularia, albite, altaite, alunite, barite, biotite, bornite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, coloradoite, covellite, diaspore, electrum, enargite, galena, gold, goldfieldite, hematite, hessite, kaolinite, marcasite, petzite, pyrite, pyrophyllite, sericite, marcasite, petzite, pyrite, pyrophyllite, sericite, sphalerite, stutzite, sylvanite, native tellurium, tetradymite, tetrahedrite/tennantite, Bi-tellurides, Bi-sulfosalts
Associated rocks breccia, dacite dike, quartz monzodiorite, rhyolite dike, conglomerate, marl, sandstone, mudstone, andesite flow, andesite pyroclastics, diorite, diorite porphyry, rhyolite
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Oligocene–Miocene

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Kassiteres-Sappes area represents a deeply eroded Tertiary volcanic edifice having hydrothermal features that suggest that the area is a multi-centered porphyry/epithermal system.
Study area name Europe
References Voudouris (1997); Voudouris (2006); Voudouris and others (2003); Voudouris and others (2006); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Voudouris, Panagiotis, 1997, Epithermal and porphyry type mineralization in Kassiteres area, Thrace (Greece), in Papunen, Heikki., ed., Mineral deposits—Research and exploration, where do they meet?: Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 4th, Turku, Finland, August 11–13, 1997 [Proceedings], p. 683–686.
Voudouris, Panagiotis, 2006, A comparative mineralogical study of the Te-rich magmatic hydrothermal systems in northeastern Greece: Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 87, p.241–275. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00710-006-0131-y.)
Voudouris, P., Melfos, V., Vavelidis, M., and Arikas, K., 2003, Genetic relation between the Tertiary porphyry Cu-(±Mo) and the epithermal Au-(±Ag) deposits in the Rhodope metallogenic province, Thrace region, northern Greece, in Eliopoulos, D.G., and others, eds., Mineral exploration and sustainable development: Rotterdam, Millpress, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 7th, Athens, Greece, August 24–28, 2003 [Proceedings], v. 1, p. 541–544.
Voudouris, P., Tarkian, M., and Arikas, K., 2006, Mineralogy and telluride-bearing epithermal ores in the Kassiteres-Sappes area, western Thrace, Greece: Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 87, p. 31–52. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00710-005-0119-z.)