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Project Information

  • Ore Deposit: Epithermal, Porphyry
  • Commodity: Copper, Gold
  • Research Themes: Copper, Gold Deposits, Regional Metallogeny
  • Location: Turkey, Serbia, Armenia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Iran, Romania
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Start Date: 2012
  • End Date: 2016

The first Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project contributed pre-competitive geoscience that will impact copper and gold discovery success rates from the Balkans to Iran. Major accomplishments include the completion of MSc and PhD graduate projects which characterize the geologic framework of recent discoveries, as well as large regions of poorly understood arc magmatic rocks. Sponsor companies continue to benefit from the competitive advantage provided for this highly-endowed, under-explored belt.

Various Researchers and Students (to be updated)

The Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project (WTMP; 2012-2016) tackled a large region spanning the Balkans to Iran.  Major accomplishments included the compilation of geological, geophysical, and geochemical databases, in addition to completion of several deposit- to regional-scale graduate theses.

Kaleb Boucher, MSc Thesis:  The structural and fluid evolution of the Efemçukuru epithermal gold deposit, western Turkey

Paula Brunetti, MSc Thesis:  Magmatic-hydrothermal evolution and post-ore modifications of the Halilağa porphyry Cu-Au deposit, NW Turkey

Graham Leroux, MSc Thesis:  Stratigraphic and petrographic characterization of HS epithermal Au-Ag mineralization at the TV Tower district, Biga Peninsula, NW Turkey

Fabien Rabayrol, PhD Dissertation:  Late Cenozoic Post-Subduction Tectonic, Magmatic and Metallogenic Evolution of the Anatolide – Tauride Orogenic Belt, Turkey

Raja Yarra, MSc Thesis:  Structural, Mineralogical and Fluid Evolution of the Shahumyan Intermediate Sulphidation Vein Deposit, Kapan District Armenia


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