Porphyry copper deposit in Trabzon, Turkey

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Maçka Guzel Yayla
Tract name Pontide (Asia)—NE Turkey sub-tract (142pCu9004b)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Turkey
State or province Trabzon
Geographic location 39.5088, 40.6616
Geologic map unit 39.5088, 40.6616
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 59Ma
Age determination method unknown
Age range 59 Ma
Age reference Singer and others (2008)
Minerals biotite, bornite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, copper, covellite, cubanite, cuprite, digenite, epidote, magnetite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, rutile, sericite, sphalerite, tenorite
Associated rocks dacite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry, andesite, basaltic andesite, dacite, granodiorite
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age mid-Paleocene

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Mo
Tonnage (Mt) 186Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.3%
Contained copper 600,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Cu-Mo porphyry-skarn deposit; calc-alkaline; exploration.
Study area name Tethys
References Ak?nc? (2004); Boztu? and others (2003); Eng?n and others (2000); Herrington (2005); Kirkham and Dunne (2000); Moon and others (2001); Singer and others (2008); Soylu (1999); U.S. Geological Survey (2012); Yigit (2009)
Site reference Zürcher and others (in press)
Ak?nc?, Ö.T., 2004, The porphyry copper deposits of Turkey: International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, 5th, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 14–20, 2004 [Proceedings], p.1375–1378.
Boztu?, D., Ku?cu, ?., Erçin, A.?., Avc?, N., and ?ahin, S.Y., 2003, Mineral deposits associated with the pre-, syn- and post-collisional granitoids of the Neo-Tethyan convergence system between the Eurasian and Anatolian plates in NE and central Turkey, in Eliopoulos, Demetrrios, and others, eds., Mineral exploration and sustainable development: Rotterdam, Millpress, p. 1141–1144. (Also available at http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/arehart/pubs/BoztugISES2004.pdf.)Eng?n, Tando?an, Özkan, Y.Z., ?ener, Fahrettin, and Toprak, Birsen, 2000, Metallogenic map of Turkey: Ankara, Turkey General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, 3 sheets, scale 1:1,000,000. (Also available at http://www.mta.gov.tr/v2.0/eng/maps.php?id=metallogeny.)
Herrington, R., 2005, Eastern Turkey—Assessment of regional tectonic framework pertinent to correlation with adjacent districts as a basis for new mineral exploration—Phase One program for [name withheld]: London, Natural History Museum, draft report, February, 59 p.
Kirkham, R.V., and Dunne, K.P.E., comps., 2000, World distribution of porphyry, porphyry-associated skarn, and bulk-tonnage epithermal deposits and occurrences: Canada Geological Survey Open File 3792a, 26 p. and 1 diskette. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.4095/211229.)Moon, C.J., Gotsiridze, G., Gugushvili, V., Kekelia, M., Kekelia, S., Migineishvili, R., Otkhmezuri, Z., and Özgür, N., 2001, Comparison of mineral deposits between Georgian and Turkish sectors of the Tethyan metallogenic melt, in Piestrzynski, A., ed., Mineral deposits at the beginning of the 21st century: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Biennial Meeting, 6th, Krakow, Poland, August 2001 [Proceedings], p. 309–312. (Also available at http://jeotermal.sdu.edu.tr/assets/uploads/sites/144/files/1-02052012.pdf.)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/.Soylu, Mesut, 1999, Modeling of porphyry copper mineralization of the Eastern Pontides: Ankara, Turkey, Middle East Technical University, Ph.D. dissertation, 127 p. (Also available at http://www.doganaydal.com/nesneler/kutuphanekitaplar/PORFIRI_CU_MODELLING_PONTID_M.SOYLU.PDF.)U.S. Geological Survey, 2012, Mineral resource data system (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey database, accessed October 19, 2012, at http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/.Yigit, Ozcan, 2009, Mineral deposits of Turkey in relation to Tethyan metallogeny—Implications for future mineral exploration: Economic Geology, v. 104, p. 19–51. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.104.1.19.)