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Trace-elements in sulfide minerals from eastern Australian volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits .1. Proton microprobe analyses of pyrite, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite, and .2. Selenium levels in pyrite - comparison with delta-S-34 values and implications for the source of sulfur in volcanogenic hydrothermal systems

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Huston, DL and Sie, SH and Suter, GF and Cooke, DR and Both, RA, Trace-elements in sulfide minerals from eastern Australian volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits .1. Proton microprobe analyses of pyrite, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite, and .2. Selenium levels in pyrite - comparison with delta-S-34 values and implications for the source of sulfur in volcanogenic hydrothermal systems, Economic Geology, 90, (5) pp. 1167-1196. ISSN 0361-0128 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2113/gsecongeo.90.5.1167

Abstract

Pyrite, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite from six volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits in eastern Australia were analyzed using a proton microprobe to determine trace element abundances. In pyrite, trace elements can be divided into three groups according to the most likely occurrence of the element. Elements that occur as inclusions in chalcopyrite include Pb, Bi, Zn (?), and Ba. Lead, Ba, Sb, possibly, and in some cases, Cu, occur commonly as inclusions in sphalerite. The Se content of pyrite in volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits varies as follows: in Cu-poor, Zn-rich deposits, Se levels are low throughout; in Cu-rich deposits, Se levels are highest in stringer zones and the lower part of the massive sulfide lens, and decrease toward the top of the massive sulfide lens and into peripheral altered rocks. -from Authors

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Ore Deposit Petrology
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Field:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified
Author:Cooke, DR (Professor David Cooke)
ID Code:9377
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:158
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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