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Form source to sinks in auriferous magmatic-hydrothermal porphyry and epithermal deposits

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Tosdal, RM and Dilles, JH and Cooke, DR, Form source to sinks in auriferous magmatic-hydrothermal porphyry and epithermal deposits, Elements, 5, (5) pp. 289-296. ISSN 1811-5209 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2113/gselements.5.5.289

Abstract

Auriferous porphyry Cu deposits are restricted to convergent plate settings, whereas epithermal precious metal deposits form at extending convergent plate settings and in rifts. Both deposit types are linked to magma carrying metals and ligands that rises to form an upper-crustal magma chamber. Magma convection and fractionation lead to volatile exsolution and collection in the apical parts of the chamber, from which exsolved hydrothermal fluid ascends to form either a porphyry Cu-Au deposit associated with stocks and dykes generally at 2-5 km depth, or an epithermal deposit associated with coeval volcanic rocks at depths of <1 km.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gold deposits, porphyry copper-gold deposits, epithermal gold deposits
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Ore Deposit Petrology
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Mineral Exploration
Objective Field:Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Author:Cooke, DR (Professor David Cooke)
ID Code:61983
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2010-03-09
Last Modified:2010-04-14
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