A new genetical copper deposit model from the East Pontic metallotect, NE Turkey: The Murgul type

Ozgur N.

13th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI), Guanajuato, Mexico, 16 - 20 August 2010, pp.215-218 identifier identifier

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  • City: Guanajuato
  • Country: Mexico
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-218


The Murgul deposit in the East Pontic metallotect is assigned to a subvolcanic formation related to an Upper Cretaceous island arc temporally developed under subaerial conditions, whereas the deposits at Madenkoy and Lahanos, in the western part, are genetically associated with a submarine hydrothermal activity. There is a Cu-Mo belt in the northern part of the Anatolian microplate. The Cu deposit of Murgul can be interpreted as a transition from Kuroko-type volcanogenic massive sulfides (VMS) to porphyry copper deposits and might be viewed as a new ore deposit model (Murgul type).