Kassiteres Group

Porphyry copper Group in Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki, Greece

Names and other identifiers

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

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 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

Reference information

Comments This group record includes data for the Kassiteres, Koryfes Hill, and St. Demetrios prospects; the location information is for the Kassiteres prospect.
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.)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/.