Using 3D/4D modelling tools in exploration for porphyry and manto-polymetallic potential areas in Eastern Chalkidiki peninsula

AUTHORS: Arvanitidis N.D., Michael C., Christidis C., Weihed P., Gaál G., Royer J.J., Perantonis G., Bakalis V., Ballas D.

ABSTRACT: The challenge of mineral exploration is to approach new exploration targets. 3D and 4D modelling are the new exploration tools that can help the mineral explorers to visualise, interpolate and interpret geological data are a critical time- and money-saving method.
In NE Greece, where most of the potential resources and feasible deposits are hosted, polymetallic-gold mineralizations occur in a wide range of genetic types comprising magmatic, hypothermal/ mesothermal mantotype, orogenic, epithermal and supergene mineralization types.
The genetic link between porphyry copper and large polymetallic manto style sulphide deposits can be incorporated into regional exploration strategies in a complex metamorphic terrain of schists, gneisses and marbles of Palaeozoic age, whereas the epithermal type deposits were emplaced within a broad volcanic belt of Oligocene-Miocene age, which developed first in Bulgaria and then moved south through northern Greece to the region of Thrace.
Local, semi-regional and regional scales of 3D models and a semi-regional 4D model were applied on the porphyry and manto-polymetallic deposit types of Eastern Chalkidiki, to achieve new metallogenetic interpretations and exploration perspectives in Greece.

KEYWORDS: Mineral belt, 3D/4D modelling, mantopolymetallic deposits, exploration tool, potential areas

EAN: SGA_2013_A011
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