Field Trips

Due to low registration, SEG has scaled back on the field trips. FT1 and FT8 will proceed as planned and there are still plenty of guest activites to enjoy during your stay in Çeşme.

Field Trip Details

FT1 – Biga Peninsula: Au-Cu-Mo-Pb-Zn Deposits

Biga Peninsula in northwestern Turkey, located within the Tethyan metallogenic belt, is an emerging gold-copper district with a number of new discoveries in the last two decades. Mineral deposits of the Biga Peninsula district are dominated by magmatic arc-related hydrothermal systems. Epithermal Au-Ag (HS and LS), porphyry Au-Cu-Mo and base-metal skarn deposits are associated with Tertiary calc-alkaline magmatism and include the economically most important deposits. We will visit, Tepeoba (Cu, Mo, Au) and Balya (Pb, Zn) active operations and Gömeç Au-Ag, Kestanelik (Au), TV Tower (Au, Ag, Cu), and Halilağa (Au, Cu, Mo) deposits. Discussions on the current understanding of the geology, genesis of the deposits, discovery history, and key outcrops and deposit visits will be the main focus of the trip. In addition to site visits, participants will have the opportunity to visit the ancient cities of Troy and Pergamon on the return trip to İzmir-Çeşme.

Attendee Maximum: 20

Date: September 20-24, 2016

Location: Departing from and returning to Çeşme, Turkey
Meet in front of reception at the Sheraton Çeşme Hotel at 6:45am on September 20. Departure time is 7:00am.

Leader: Nuri Ceyhan | M.Sc. Principal Geologist, Teck Madencilik A.S. (Subsidary of Teck Resources)
Cell: +90.533.257.52.40  |

Supervisor: Serdar Uzakgören
Cell: +90.533.966.60.92  |

FT8 – Balkans II: Tour of Greece and Bulgaria with a Mix of Porphyry-Epithermal Deposits and Recent Discoveries

This field trip will introduce participants to the geology and mineralization that characterizes selected gold deposits in Greece and Bulgaria. It will include site visits to Eldorado’s gold operations and development projects in Greece and Dundee’s gold deposit in Bulgaria.

The Skouries porphyry gold-copper deposit is a Miocene pencil-porphyry stock that intruded into schists and gneisses within the Serbo-Macedonian Massif. The Olympias and Stratoni orebodies are Au-Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu carbonate replacement deposits hosted in marbles of the southern Rhodope core complex. Sapes Au-Cu-Te deposit is a telescoped porphyry-epithermal system with spectacular outcrops of advanced argillic alteration within an eroded Oligocene volcanic edifice. Perama Hill is an epithermal high sulphidation gold deposit hosted within sandstone, conglomerate and andesite of the Petrota graben. Dundee’s Adatepe development project located in south of the town of Krumovgrad in southeastern Bulgaria is an epithermal low sulphidation adularia-sericite gold-silver deposit hosted within Paleocene sedimentary rocks overlying the Kessebir core complex. Kavala is a newly-recognized intrusion-related gold system (IRGS) with gold-rich sheeted veins hosted within the Miocene Kavala granodiorite. The field tour will also include touristic site visits in both countries.

All trip participants will be guests of Eldorado and Dundee and will need to abide by the occupational health and safety requirements of the operations while on site.

Attendee Maximum: 20

Date: September 29 – October 3, 2016

Location: Departing from and returning to İzmir, Turkey

Leaders: Dr. Panagiotis Voudouris | Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Chris Siron | Eldorado Gold Corporation
Dr. István Márton | Dundee Precious Metals Inc, Toronto, Canada and University of Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania