Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Journal or Book Title
Proceedings of The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science
July 16-31, 2018
Gold deposits in Greece are spatially associated with back-arc/arc related volcanic, subvolcanic and plutonic rocks, which were controlled by extensional kinematic conditions when metamorphic core complexes in the Rhodope-Serbomacedonian- and Attico-Cycladic Massifs were uplifted to near surface levels over the south-westward retreating Hellenic subduction zone. Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au, high-intermediate sulfidation epithermal Au-Ag deposits and other intrusion-related proximal to distal systems (skarn, carbonate replacement, metamorphic rock-hosted quartz veins) are characterized by enrichment of trace metallic minerals like bismuth sulfosalts and Bi-sulfotellurides, precious- and base metal tellurides and Se-bearing phases, which can be considered as pathfinder minerals for gold as they are intimately associated with gold-bearing ores. Mineralogical studies of various styles of gold deposits in Greece can be applied as an exploration tool and selected examples from well described mineralization/deposits are presented here.
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Voudouris, Panagiotis; Spry, Paul G.; Melfos, Vasilios; Haase, Karsten; Klemd, Reiner; Mavrogonatos, Constantinos; Repstock, Alexander; and Alfieris, Dimitrios, "Gold deposits in Greece: Hypogene ore mineralogy as a guide for precious and critical metal exploration" (2018). Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings. 13.