The Sakeni Ore Field (Greater Caucasus) – Geological Evidence and Prospects

Okrostsvaridze, Avtandil and Bluashvili, David (2009) The Sakeni Ore Field (Greater Caucasus) – Geological Evidence and Prospects. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. ISSN 0132 - 1447

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In the crystalline basement of the Greater Caucasus, in the contact zone between the Upper Variscan Sakeni intrusive of dioritic-granodioritic composition of the mantle-crust generation and the PreAlpine anatectic granite-migmatitic complex, the authors have discovered the Sakeni ore field. Here, four isolated ore-manifestations of quartz-gold-low sulfide hydrothermal genetic type have been established, formed at a medium depth (2-3km), that are entirely controlled by the Alibek regional overthrust and a system of young cross faults. Recent erosion strips mainly the frontal part of low temperature quartz-gold-antimonite mineralization. Due to it, in the deeper horizons, more important gold stockwork type mineralization is expected.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Depositing User: ავთანდილ ოქროსცვარიძე
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 07:11
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 07:11

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