Ore Mineralogical Study of Cerattepe Au-Cu (±Zn) VMS Deposit (Artvin-Turkey)

I. Akpınar*, E. Çiftçi

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The Cerattepe mine, one of the volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits in northeastern Turkey, is hosted within the late Cretaceous volcanic, intrusive and sedimentary rocks. Deposit’s main ore body contains high-grade massive copper sulfides and a gold-silver and barium rich oxide zone, characterized by dense alteration stages, is situated on top of it. Replacement, cataclastic, breccia, dissemination, dendritic, concentric growth, colloform, and framboidal textures were identified. Pyrite, sphalerite, marcasite, chalcopyrite, bornite, galena, tennantite-tetrahedrite, gold, covellite, digenite, chalcocite, cuprite and cubanite constitute the mineral paragenesis where quartz, calcite and barite account for the gangue minerals. Limonite, hematite, lepidocrocite, malachite, azurite and jarosite developed in the oxidation zone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
ISSN (Print)2524-342X
ISSN (Electronic)2524-3438

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Acknowledgements. This study was financially supported by BAP Project unit (No: 39615) of Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. We are thankful to Mr. Ünsal Arkadaş and staff of Etibakır A.Ş. in Artvin, Turkey for their courteous support for the field work.

FundersFunder number
Istanbul Technical University in Turkey
British Association for Psychopharmacology39615


    • Bird’s eye-texture
    • Cerattepe
    • Eastern Pontide
    • Framboidal pyrite
    • VMS deposit


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