Cukaru Peki Copper and Gold Deposit in Serbia

GEOPS took prominent role in exploration activities in Bor, Serbia, at one of the most promising projects in the Balkans that might return former mining glory to the region

Date: 2012-2019
Client: Nevsun Resources Ltd., Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Meters Drilled: 180000

About this Project

Cukaru Peki site was discovered in July 2012 by Rakita, a local company through which the project was managed, headed by the geologist Dejan Kozelj. The discovery was soon awarded with an international recognition in Toronto, at a conference of the Canadian Association of Mining Research and Development (PDAC).

GEOPS leaded the drilling program with:

  • 150 number of staff
  • 10 number of rigs
  • 180000 meters drilled
  • 0 h lost time
  • 0 injuries  

The Cukaru Peki deposit is subdivided into an Upper Zone (“UZ”) of high-sulphidation epithermal mineralization and the underlying Lower Zone (“LZ”) of porphyry type mineralization. The Cukaru Peki UZ Mineral Resource comprises an Indicated Mineral Resource of some 1.7 Mt above a cut-off grade of 0.75% copper, with average grades of 13.5% copper, 10.4 g/t gold and 0.23% arsenic and an Inferred Mineral Resource of some 35.0 Mt above a cut-off grade of 0.75% copper, with average grades of 2.9% copper, 1.7 g/t gold and 0.17% arsenic.

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