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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s03.v1023

EVALUATION OF MINING WASTE FROM POTENTIAL EXPLORATION OF AU-PORPHYRY ORES FROM LOCALITY BIELY VRCH (SLOVAKIA)

P. SOTTNIK, B. VOLEKOVA, L. JURKOVIC
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 1, 579 - 584 pp

ABSTRACT

The Central Slovakia Volcanic Field is known to host Cu-Au skarn-porphyry and
porphyry types of deposits and occurrences for a long time. In the past, this type of
mineralisation was already the target of prospecting and exploration especially as a
perspective source of copper, but without finding economically mineable accumulation
of ore. In the year 2006 the company EMED Slovakia, s.r.o., determined at the locality
Biely Vrch near Detva the presence of a new type of porphyry mineralisation with a
relatively high Au/Cu ratio, that in the literature is marked as Au-porphyry
mineralisation. This type of mineralisation was not known in Western Carpathians yet.

Keywords: mining waste, evaluation, toxic elements, Au ores