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Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

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Proceedings of The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science



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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science

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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.


This proceeding is published as Voudouris, P., Spry, P.G., Melfos, V., Haase, K., Klemd, R., Mavrogonatos, C., and Repstock, A., 2018, Gold deposits in Greece: Hypogene ore mineralogy as a guide for precious and critical metal exploration. The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science, Sciforum. doi:10.3390/IECMS2018-05452.

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