Fluid-flow vectoring, geochemical footprints and structural framework of the Halilağa porphyry Cu-Au deposit: the Paleogene Biga metallogenic province, NW Turkey

The Biga Peninsula in NW Turkey is a very active copper and gold exploration district in the western segment of the Tehyan belt that contains important porphyry-type deposits (eg., Reko Diq, Skouris, Kisladag). Porphyry mineralization deposits are the largest source of copper in the world and the Halilağa porphyry copper-gold deposit is a good example of this type of deposit in Turkey. The geology in the Biga Peninsula has evidence of complex geodynamics processes with continental collision and post-collision episodes. This study aims to constrain the structural and geochemical controls on ore-bearing fluids related to the Halilağa porphyry copper-gold mineralization and give a better understanding of how these deposits formed in order to create new knowledge on mineral exploration in the Biga Peninsula. The company will benefit from new data (geochronology, petrography, geochemistry) and new interpretations from previous data (geochemistry, geophysics). The support from MDRU senior specialists, combined with the other studies being conducted as part of the Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project, will orient and give a regional perspective of this particular deposit.

Intern: 
Paula Brunetti Nordez
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Craig Hart
Project Year: 
2014
Province: 
British Columbia