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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

Paul G. Spry

39 shared publications

Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA

Jasper Berndt

28 shared publications

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

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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 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 A New Occurrence of Terrestrial Native Iron in the Earth’s Surface: The Ilia Thermogenic Travertine Case, Northwestern E... Christos Kanellopoulos, Eugenia Valsami-Jones, Panagiotis Vo... Published: 31 July 2018
Geosciences, doi: 10.3390/geosciences8080287
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Native iron has been identified in an active thermogenic travertine deposit, located at Ilia area (Euboea Island, Greece). The deposit is forming around a hot spring, which is part of a large active metallogenetic hydrothermal system depositing ore-bearing travertines. The native iron occurs in two shapes: nodules with diameter 0.4 and 0.45 cm, and angular grains with length up to tens of μm. The travertine laminae around the spherical/ovoid nodules grow smoothly, and the angular grains are trapped inside the pores of the travertine. Their mineral-chemistry is ultra-pure, containing, other than Fe, only Mn (0.34–0.38 wt.%) and Ni (≤0.05 wt.%). After evaluating all the possible environments where native iron has been reported up until today and taking under consideration all the available data concerning the study area, we propose two possible scenarios: (i) Ilia’s native iron has a magmatic/hydrothermal origin i.e., it is a deep product near the magmatic chamber or a peripheral cooling igneous body that was transferred during the early stages of the geothermal field evolution, from high temperature, reduced gas-rich fluids and deposited along with other metals in permeable structural zones, at shallow levels. Later on, it was remobilized and mechanically transferred and precipitated at the Ilia’s thermogenic travertine by the active lower temperatures geothermal fluids; (ii) the native iron at Ilia is remobilized from deep seated ophiolitic rocks, originated initially from reduced fluids during serpentinization processes; however, its mechanical transport seems less probable. The native iron mineral-chemistry, morphology and the presence of the other mineral phases in the same thermogenic travertine support both hypotheses.
PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 33 Reads 1 Citation First zunyite-bearing lithocap in Greece: The case of Konos Hill Mo-Re-Cu-Au porphyry system. Constantinos Mavrogonatos, Panagiotis Voudouris, Paul Spry, ... Published: 18 July 2018
Proceedings of The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science, doi: 10.3390/IECMS2018-05450
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Zunyite is a rare F- and Cl- bearing mineral related to advanced argillic alteration zones of porphyry/epithermal style mineralization and is considered as a pathfinder mineral towards high-grade Au ores. We report here the first occurrence of zunyite along with alunite, quartz, APS minerals, diaspore, pyrophyllite and kaolinite in the metallogenic province of Western Thrace. The Konos Hill prospect in Western Thrace comprises a telescoped porphyry Mo-Re-Cu-Au system, overprinted by high-sulfidation mineralization. In low topographic levels, porphyry-style mineralization is exposed and comprises pyrite-chalcopyrite-bornite-molybdenite-rheniite-bearing quartz-stockwork. Host rocks are subvolcanic bodies of granodioritic composition that have suffered pervasive sericitic alteration. High-sulfidation epithermal-style alteration occupies the higher topographic levels and has caused significant overprinting of the porphyry-style mineralization and alteration. It consists of silicified zones related to N-S and E-W trending faults, which grade outwards to advanced argillic alteration assemblages. These assemblages are characterized by abundant alunite and quartz, with minor presence of diaspore, APS minerals, kaolinite, pyrophyllite and zunyite. Zunyite forms euhedral crystals that reach in size up to 300μm. They sometimes include minor quartz and are associated with alunite, APS minerals and pyrophyllite. EPMA data revealed variations in the F and Cl content of zunyite, that range between 3.62-6.54 wt.% and 2.65-3.15 wt.% respectively. Alunite supergroup minerals display a wide compositional range and are represented by members of the alunite, beudanite and plumbogummite subgroups. Alunite and natroalunite constitute the most common advanced-argillic alteration minerals and are found in both quartz+zunyite and quartz+diaspore+pyrophyllite assemblages. Available mineral-chemical data favor the existence of compositions that cover a complete solid-solution series between Na- and K-rich varieties. Common mode occurrences comprise euhedral, tabular-shaped and rarely pseudocubic crystals. APS minerals are usually found as pseudocubic crystals forming the cores of tabular alunites. Analyzed compositions comprise woodhouseite (Sr-, Ce- and Sr-Ce- rich members were found). Diaspore forms aggregates of euhedral, coarse-grain crystals scattered in strongly silicified rock. Finally, pyrophyllite when present, forms acicular aggregates in the matrix along with diaspore and quartz. Available data suggest that the formation of the studied advanced argillic alteration assemblages is hypogene and due to ascending magmatic fluids released by the subvolcanic bodies. Mineralogical variances in the different assemblages may reflect distinct degrees of hydrothermal alteration. Co-existence of zunyite, APS minerals and pyrophyllite could be used to set constraints on the physicochemical conditions of formation of the assemblage, as the volatile-rich nature of the...
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Incremental Growth of Mid- to Upper-Crustal Magma Bodies During Arabia–Eurasia Convergence and Collision: A Petrological... Hervé Rezeau, Julien Leuthold, Rodrik Tayan, Samvel Hovakimy... Published: 01 May 2018
Journal Of Petrology, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egy050
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations 30 Myr of Cenozoic magmatism along the Tethyan margin during Arabia–Eurasia accretionary orogenesis (Meghri–Ordubad plut... Hervé Rezeau, Robert Moritz, Julien Leuthold, Samvel Hovakim... Published: 01 September 2017
Lithos, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.07.007
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