Magmatism and Mineralization in the Vardar Zone Compressional Area, SE-Europe

Serafimovski, Todor and Tasev, Goran (2002) Magmatism and Mineralization in the Vardar Zone Compressional Area, SE-Europe. In: 11th Quadrenial IAGOD Simposium and Geocongress 2002, 22-26 July 2002, Windhoek, Namibia.

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The area of the Vardar Zone has been defined as zone of ophiolite melange, zone of crushing
and cataclasts, zone of intensive magmatism from Jurassic to Pliocene and zone of numerous
polymetallic ore deposits and occurrences. The Vardar Zone is known as a rift zone but also as
a zone of subduction where Jurassic ocean crust was subducted beneath the crystalline schist
of the Serbo-Macedonian Massif. Magmatism and mineralizations are of various ages, Jurassic
to Pliocene. The main magmatic stages with productive mineralization were generated during
the post-subduction period (more precisely during the Alpine orogenesis). Specifically, during
the period from Eocene to Pliocene, the Tertiary magmatism is of enormous significance, which
has been pointed out as the main reason for the genesis of numerous ore deposits and
occurrences of following types: copper-porphyry type, lead-zinc vein and metasomatic type, Sb
vein and metasomatic type, Au vein and Carlin type, thallium, molybdenum, tungsten, etc. Ore
mineralization has been related to intrusive dacites, andesites and quartzatites. Polymetallic
mineralization related to Pliocene magmatism (1.8-6 Ma) in southern parts of the Vardar Zone,
is of special interest. Without any doubt this magmatism was a result of the compressional stage
in the Vardar Zone during the collision period.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Goran Tasev
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 08:29
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 08:29

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