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

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Dinaride-Aegean Region (150pCu6002)
Group name Kadiica-Osogovo Group
Included sites Group includes Kadiica and Osogovo prospects.
Site status prospect

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 determination method Geologic inference
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
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Kadiica-Bukovic: 9 sq. km hydrothermal alteration associated with dacite dome, intrusion breccia, granodiorite porphyry dikes. Intersections of the well-developed supergene blanket: 52.3 m at 0.4% Cu; 21 m at 0.77% Cu; 116 m at 0.27% Cu. Explored by the State for copper 1984–1985 (mapping, soil, IP, no drilling). PD sampling of Kadiica intrusive complex, soils, and stream sediments in 2001–2002. Drilling by Sirius Exploration 2005. Eastern Macedonia.
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.)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/.
Sirius Exploration PLC, 2005, Competent person’s report on copper porphyry properties in Macedonia: Sirius Exploration PLC, 22 p.