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Ore Deposits of Greece
Authors: Melfos, Vasilios
Voudouris, Panagiotis
Subject: NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES > EARTH MATERIALS > MINERALOGY
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES > EARTH MATERIALS > GEOLOGY OF ORE DEPOSITS
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES > EARTH MATERIALS > ECONOMIC GEOLOGY
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES > MINERAL RESOURCES
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES > LAND RESOURCES
Keywords:
Ore deposit
Geotectonic evolution
Metallogenesis
Mineral raw materials
Magmatic deposits
Hydrothermal deposits
Lateritic deposits
Placer deposits
Greece
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Abstract:
This book describes the most significant metallic mineral deposits of Greece and the conditions of their formation in relation to the geotectonic evolution of the Hellenides. Emphasis is given on the geology, the tectonics, the host rocks, and the mineralogical and geochemical composition of these deposits. The chapters of this book refer to the brief historical background of the mining activity in Greece since the prehistoric period, to the geotectonic evolution and metallogenesis, and to the classification of the Greek deposits in the different metallogenic provinces. The orthomagmatic Cr deposits in ophiolite complexes, the volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits, as well as the metamorphic Mn-rich deposits, all of Mesozoic age, are described. The book also refers in details to the mineralization, which is associated with the Cenozoic magmatism, and is restricted mainly in the two large exhumed metamorphic complexes of Greece, the Rhodope and Serbo-Macedonian massifs in the north and the Attic-Cycladic belt in the south. These mineralizations include intrusion-hosted, skarn, carbonate-hosted replacement, porphyry and epidermal deposits. The Cenozoic polymetallic veins hosted in metamorphic rocks, the oxidized Fe, Mn, and Zn deposits, the Fe-Ni laterite deposits, the Al-bearing bauxite deposits, the Au, Pt, and REE enriched placer deposits, and the metal-bearing hydrothermal fields in the South Aegean active volcanic arc and in Central and Northern Greece are also described. At the end of the book, there is a review of the presence of rare and critical metals in the deposits of Greece, while the last chapter provides detailed geological and mineralogical data of two important metallogenic regions of southeastern Europe, in NE Chalkidiki and in Lavrion.
Linguistic Editors: Oxenkioun, Eleni Elissavet
Graphic Editors: Sofianos, Stavros
Type: Undergraduate textbook
Creation Date: 2022
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-5667-07-8
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-32
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8353
Bibliographic Reference: Melfos, V., & Voudouris, P. (2022). Ore Deposits of Greece [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-32
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. Brief historical review of the mining activity in Greece
2. Geotectonic evolution and metallogenesis in Greece - Metallogenic provinces
3. Cr ± PGM orthomagmatic deposits in ophiolite complexes, volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits, and Fe-Mn oxide deposits, of Mesozoic age
4. Intrusion hosted deposits of Cenozoic age
5. Skarn deposits of Cenozoic age
6. Carbonate replacement Pb-Zn-Ag-Au massive sulfide deposits of Cenozoic age
7. Porphyry and epithermal deposits of Cenozoic age
8. Polymetallic veins of Cenozoic age in metamorphic rocks
9. Fe, Mn and Zn deposits from oxidation of sulfide ores of Cenozoic age in Greece
10. Fe-Ni lateritic deposits in Greece
11. Lateritic bauxite deposits in Greece
12. Placer deposits
13. Modern metal-bearing fields in South Aegean active volcanic arc, and in Central and Northern Greece
14. Critical and rare metals in Greece
15. The most important metallogenic regions of Greece (NE Chalkidiki and Lavrion)
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions