Serbian Regional Geology

TETHYAN METALLOGENIC BELT

The Tethyan Metallogenic Belt formed as result of the convergence and collision of the Arabian, African and Indian tectonic plates during closure of the Tethys Ocean and extends from eastern Europe to Southeast Asia.

DEPOSIT FORMATION

In the Balkan region, the Tethyan Orogeny resulted in the formation of several distinct arcuate belts of accreted microcontinents, obducted marine sedimentary rocks and ophiolites, within which discrete clusters of porphyry-copper-gold and polymetallic epithermal and carbonate replacement deposits have formed.

RASKA DISTRICT GEOLOGY

The Raska District comprises a Neogene andesite volcanic sequence with coeval diorite intrusions, overlying a serpentinised ophiolitic basement. All units are intruded by later granodiorite stocks. Porphyry and related epithermal mineralisation is spatially associated with diorite intrusions and andesite domes on the flanks of the larger granodiorite stocks.

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