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Porphyry copper (Cu-Au) deposit in Novo Selo, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 680
Tract name Dinaride-Aegean Region (150pCu6002)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
State or province Novo Selo
Geographic location 22.843318, 41.462389
Geologic map unit 22.843318, 41.462389
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Tertiary
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals alunite, biotite, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, enargite, galena, hematite, illite, magnetite, malachite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks andesite, dacite porphyry, dacitic breccia, granodiorite porphyry, tuff, gneiss, schist, granite
Tectonic setting postconvergence
Stratigraphic age Tertiary

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Tonnage (Mt) 303Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.23%
Mo grade (%) 0.005%
Au grade (g/t) 0.32g/t
Contained copper 700,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 50

Reference information

Comments Contains several hundred million metric tons of low-grade Cu-Au mineralization; pyrite-silica altered rocks contain about 0.3% Pb, 0.3% Cu, and 1 to 2 g/t Au. Open; inferred resources of 303 Mt containing 1.6 billion pounds copper, 2.9 million ounces Au and 34 M lbs molybdenum. Close to rail, road, port and smelters.
Study area name Europe
References Canby and others (2007); Carter (2007); Euromax Resources Ltd. (2011); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Sutphin and others (2013)