Kadiica-Osogovo Group

Porphyry copper Group in Pehcevo, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 5018
Tract name Dinaride-Aegean Region (150pCu6002)
Group name Kadiica-Osogovo Group
Included sites Kadiica and Osogovo prospects
Site status Group

Geographic location

Country The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
State or province Pehcevo
Geographic location 22.908333, 41.807222
Geologic map unit 22.908333, 41.807222
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age range late Eocene
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals alunite, andalusite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, diaspore, goethite, hematite, jarosite, kaolinite, magnetite, pyrite, pyrophyllite, sericite
Associated rocks breccia, dacite, granodiorite porphyry, amphibolite, gneiss, metagabbro, schist
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age late Eocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu

Reference information

Comments This group record includes data for the Kadiica and Osogovo prospects; the location information is for the Kadiica prospect.
Study area name Europe
References Canby and others (2003); Canby and others (2007); Sirius Exploration PLC (2005); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)
Canby, V.M., Naftali, L., Alexandrov, M., 2003, Tertiary porphyry systems of the Macedonian-Bulgarian border region—A spectrum of related peripheral metal deposits, high-sulfidation alteration, and supergene environments, 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. 2, p. 1145–1148.
Canby, V.M., Alexandrov, M., and Naftali, L., 2007, Porphyry copper CuAu(Mo) mineralization and related advanced argillic alteration at Ilovitza, southeastern Macedonia, in Andrew, C.J., and Borg, G., eds., Mineral exploration and research—Digging deeper: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 9th, Dublin, Ireland, August 20–23, 2007 [Proceedings], v. 1, p. 117–120. (Abstract also available at https://www.e-sga.org/index.php?id=228&tx_commerce_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=962&tx_commerce_pi1%5BcatUid%5D=39&cHash=8bc0a3d7b1.)
Sirius Exploration PLC, 2005, Competent person’s report on copper porphyry properties in Macedonia: Sirius Exploration PLC, 22 p.
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/.