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Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

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Geological Survey of Finland, Guide 53

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Field Workshop of IGCP-486

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August 26-31, 2007


Espoo, Finland


Pre-Tertiary to Tertiary gold deposits in Greece occur in a wide range of genetic types including volcanic massive sulfides, orogenic, intrusion-hosted, skarn, manto-, porphyry- and epithermal-type ores. Almost all of the gold mineralization hosts various Bi-tellurides and Bi-sulfosalts, which in addition to Au-Ag-tellurides, are indicators of specific physicochemical conditions of ore formation. The Bi-bearing mineralization can be subdivided into three groups regarding their spatial relationship to gold: (a) mineralization which lacks tellurides but includes Bi-sulfosalts and native gold, (b) mineralization where Bi-tellurides of the reduced-type (joseite-A, joseite-B, pilsenite) accompany Bi-sulfosalts, native bismuth and native gold, (c) deposits/prospects where Au-Ag-tellurides are abundant and Bi-tellurides and Bi-sulfosalts are absent. Bi-telluride and -sulfosalt mineralization in Greece underwent several stages of remobilization during successive accretionary episodes in active continental margins and arc terranes during the Carboniferous to Pleistocene.


This proceeding is published as Voudouris, P., Spry, P.G., Melfos, V., and Alfieris, D., 2007, Tellurides and bismuth sulfosalts in gold occurrences of Greece: mineralogy and genetic considerations, in Kojonen, K. K., Cook, N.J., and V.J. Ojala (eds.), Au-Ag-Te-Se deposits, Proceedings of the 2007 Field Workshop (Espoo, Finland, August 26-31, 2007). Geological Survey of Finland Guidebook 53, p. 85-94.

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