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Paul Spry published an article in April 2019.
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Luca Bindi

110 shared publications

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via G. La Pira 4, I-50121 Firenze, Italy

Panagiotis Voudouris

66 shared publications

Department of Mineralogy-Petrology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece

Vasilios Melfos

43 shared publications

Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Jasper Berndt

28 shared publications

Institut für Mineralogie, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Corrensstrasse 24, 48149 Münster, Germany

Federica Zaccarini

27 shared publications

Department of Applied Geosciences and Geophysics, University of Leoben, 8700 Leoben, Austria

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Porphyry and epithermal deposits in Greece: An overview, new discoveries, and mineralogical constraints on their genesis P. Voudouris, C. Mavrogonatos, P.G. Spry, T. Baker, V. Melfo... Published: 01 April 2019
Ore Geology Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.03.019
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Petrological and Mineralogical Aspects of Epithermal Low-Sulfidation Au- and Porphyry Cu-Style Mineralization, Navilawa ... Nathan A. Forsythe, Paul G. Spry, Michael L. Thompson Published: 15 January 2019
Geosciences, doi: 10.3390/geosciences9010042
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The Navilawa caldera is the remnant of a shoshonitic volcano on Viti Levu, Fiji, and sits adjacent to the low-sulfidation Tuvatu epithermal Au–Te deposit. The caldera occurs along the Viti Levu lineament, approximately 50 km SW of the Tavua caldera, which hosts the giant low-sulfidation Emperor epithermal Au–Te deposit. Both calderas host alkaline rocks of nearly identical age (~5.4–4.6 Ma) and mineralization that occurred in multiple stages. The gold mineralization in these locations is spatially and genetically related to monzonite intrusions and low-grade porphyry Cu-style mineralization. Potassic, propylitic, phyllic, and argillic alteration extends from the Tuvatu Au–Te deposit towards the central, northern, and eastern parts of the Navilawa caldera where it is spatially associated with low-grade porphyry Cu–Au mineralization at the Kingston prospect and various epithermal Au–(Te) vein systems, including the Banana Creek and Tuvatu North prospects. Chalcopyrite, and minor bornite, occurs in quartz–calcite–(adularia) veins in the Kingston deposit associated with weak propylitic and phyllic alteration, whereas NE-trending epithermal gold veins at the Banana Creek and Tuvatu North prospects are associated with weak potassic alteration that is overprinted by propylitic and phyllic alteration. Gold is accompanied by chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite in quartz–pyrite veins that also have a Ag–As–Hg–Te signature. The temperature range for phyllosilicates in the phyllic alteration (chlorite ± smectite ± corrensite ± illite) is in good agreement with temperatures recorded from previous fluid inclusion studies of quartz at the Banana Creek Au prospect (~260 °C) and the nearby Tuvatu Au–Te deposit (205 to 382 °C). Sulfur isotope compositions of pyrite (−6.2 to +0.4‰) from the Banana Creek prospect indicate a likely magmatic source of sulfur. Oxidation of the ore fluids or a direct addition of volatiles to the hydrothermal fluids may account for the lighter isotopic values. The similarities of the igneous rock types and compositions, transition from porphyry- to epithermal-style mineralization, alteration assemblages, paragenetic relationships, and stable isotope data suggest a common origin for the porphyry- and epithermal-style mineralization within the Navilawa and between the Navilawa and Tavua calderas.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A New Porphyry Mo Mineralization at Aisymi-Leptokarya, South-Eastern Rhodope, North-East Greece: Geological and Mineralo... Evangelos Galanopoulos, Panagiotis Voudouris, Constantinos M... Published: 24 November 2018
Geosciences, doi: 10.3390/geosciences8120435
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A new porphyry Mo prospect has been discovered in the Aisymi-Leptokarya area, along the southern margin of the Byala Reka–Kechros metamorphic dome, south-eastern (SE) Rhodope metallogenic zone. The study area is dominated by an Oligocene felsic dike complex, which hosts the porphyry Mo mineralization and intrudes into upper Eocene sandstones-marls and the Leptokarya monzodiorite pluton. The Aisymi-Leptokarya felsic dike complex displays a rhyodacitic to dacitic composition with post-collisional affinities. The porphyry Mo mineralization occurs in the form of porphyry-style quartz stockworks in the felsic dike complex associated with potassic alteration characterized by hydrothermal K-feldspar. The ore minerals consist mainly of pyrite, molybdenite, kesterite, bismuthinite and galena within both the stockwork and the rock matrix. Bulk ore analyses indicate enrichment in Mo (up to 215 ppm), Se (up to 29 ppm), Bi (up to 8 ppm) and Sn (up to 14 ppm) in the porphyry quartz veins. Late-stage, north-east (NE-) and north-west (NW-)trending milky quartz intermediate-sulfidation epithermal veins with base metals, crosscut previous vein generations and are characterized by Ag, Sn and Te anomalies. The Aisymi-Leptokarya porphyry Mo prospect is set in a back-arc geotectonic regime and shares similarities to other post-subduction porphyry molybdenum deposits elsewhere.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Gersdorffite-Bismuthinite-Native Gold Association and the Skarn-Porphyry Mineralization in the Kamariza Mining Distr... Panagiotis Voudouris, Constantinos Mavrogonatos, Branko Riec... Published: 16 November 2018
Minerals, doi: 10.3390/min8110531
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Vein-type Pb-Ni-Bi-Au-Ag mineralization at the Clemence deposit in the Kamariza and “km3” in the Lavrion area, was synchronous with the intrusion of a Miocene granodiorite body and related felsic and mafic dikes and sills within marbles and schists in the footwall of (and within) the Western Cycladic detachment system. In the Serpieri deposit (Kamariza area), a porphyry-style pyrrhotite-arsenopyrite mineralized microgranitic dike is genetically related to a garnet-wollastonite bearing skarn characterized by a similar base metal and Ni (up to 219 ppm) enrichment. The Ni–Bi–Au association in the Clemence deposit consists of initial deposition of pyrite and arsenopyrite followed by an intergrowth of native gold-bismuthinite and oscillatory zoned gersdorffite. The zoning is related to variable As, Ni, and Fe contents, indicating fluctuations of arsenic and sulfur fugacity in the hydrothermal fluid. A late evolution towards higher sulfur fugacity in the mineralization is evident by the deposition of chalcopyrite, tennantite, enargite, and galena rimming gersdorffite. At the “km3” locality, Ni sulfides and sulfarsenides, vaesite, millerite, ullmannite, and polydymite, are enclosed in gersdorffite and/or galena. The gersdorffite is homogenous and contains less Fe (up to 2 wt.%) than that from the Clemence deposit (up to 9 wt.%). Bulk ore analyses of the Clemence ore reveal Au and Ag grades both exceeding 100 g/t, Pb and Zn > 1 wt.%, Ni up to 9700 ppm, Co up to 118 ppm, Sn > 100 ppm, and Bi > 2000 ppm. The “km3” mineralization is enriched in Mo (up to 36 ppm), Ni (>1 wt.%), and Co (up to 1290 ppm). Our data further support a magmatic contribution to the ore-forming fluids, although remobilization and leaching of metals from previous mineralization and/or host rocks, through the late involvement of non-magmatic fluid in the ore system, cannot be excluded.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Mineralogical Study of the Advanced Argillic Alteration Zone at the Konos Hill Mo–Cu–Re–Au Porphyry Prospect, NE Greece Constantinos Mavrogonatos, Panagiotis Voudouris, Paul G. Spr... Published: 24 October 2018
Minerals, doi: 10.3390/min8110479
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The Konos Hill prospect in NE Greece represents a telescoped Mo–Cu–Re–Au porphyry occurrence overprinted by deep-level high-sulfidation mineralization. Porphyry-style mineralization is exposed in the deeper parts of the system and comprises quartz stockwork veins hosted in subvolcanic intrusions of granodioritic composition. Ore minerals include pyrite, molybdenite, chalcopyrite, and rheniite. In the upper part of the system, intense hydrothermal alteration resulted in the formation of a silicified zone and the development of various advanced argillic alteration assemblages, which are spatially related to N–S, NNW–SSE, and E–W trending faults. More distal and downwards, advanced argillic alteration gradually evolves into phyllic assemblages dominated by quartz and sericite. Zunyite, along with various amounts of quartz, alunite, aluminum phosphate–sulfate minerals (APS), diaspore, kaolinite, and minor pyrophyllite, are the main minerals in the advanced argillic alteration. Mineral-chemical analyses reveal significant variance in the SiO2, F, and Cl content of zunyite. Alunite supergroup minerals display a wide compositional range corresponding to members of the alunite, beudantite, and plumbogummite subgroups. Diaspore displays an almost stoichiometric composition. Mineralization in the lithocap consists of pyrite, enargite, tetrahedrite/tennantite, and colusite. Bulk ore analyses of mineralized samples show a relative enrichment in elements such as Se, Mo, and Bi, which supports a genetic link between the studied lithocap and the underlying Konos Hill porphyry-style mineralization. The occurrence of advanced argillic alteration assemblages along the N–S, NNW–SSE, and E–W trending faults suggests that highly acidic hydrothermal fluids were ascending into the lithocap environment. Zunyite, along with diaspore, pyrophyllite, and Sr- and Rare Earth Elements-bearing APS minerals, mark the proximity of the hypogene advanced argillic alteration zone to the porphyry environment.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The origin of the sediment-hosted Kanmantoo Cu-Au deposit, South Australia: Mineralogical considerations Meaghan V. Pollock, Paul G. Spry, Katherine A. Tott, Alan Ko... Published: 01 April 2018
Ore Geology Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.02.017
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