Operator: Eldorado Gold Corp.
Technical Report: Eldorado's Tocantinzinho Project Presentation
Location: Para State, Brazil
Mine type: Open pit with a mill
Expected mine life: ~10 years (based on current proven and probable reserves)
Geology and Mineralization
Tocantinzinho is an intrusion-related gold deposit hosted in Paleoproterozoic granites of the south-central Amazon Craton. The deposit is located along a major regional NW trending fault zone which at the deposit scale controls the emplacement of multi-phase intrusions and gold mineralization. A wide range of fractionated granitic phases are recognised including quartz monzonite, syenite, alkali feldspar granite, granite and aplite. The deposit displays spectacular magmatic-hydrothermal transition textures such as unidirectional solidification textures, interconnected miarolitic texture (IMT), rapid grain size variations from pegmatite to aplite, and vein dykes. The bulk of the ore is hosted in two main rock types. “Smokey” granite is pale pink-grey in colour and is mostly distributed in the core of the deposit. It varies from a coarse grained blebby texture (likely IMT) to equigranular granite. “Salami” granite has a strong pink-red colour and is an alkali feldspar granite with a blebby (IMT) texture and commonly transitions into aplite-pegmatite zones. Mineralization is characterized by fine, irregular vein networks of quartz, black chlorite, sulfide (pyrite, molybdenite, chalcopyrite) and calcite. The veinlets commonly develop along grain contacts and their irregular wormy nature suggests that they formed during late crystalllization of the host granite.
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