Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization

Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization

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In recent years, there has been increasing interest from geoscientists in potassic ig neous rocks. Academic geoscientists have been interested in their petrogenesis and their potential value in defining the tectonic setting of the terranes into which they were intruded, and exploration geoscientists have become increasingly interested in the association of these rocks with major epithermal gold and porphyry gold-copper deposits. Despite this current interest, there is no comprehensive textbook that deals with these aspects of potassic igneous rocks. This book redresses this situation by elucidating the characteristic features of potassic (high-K) igneous rocks, erecting a hierarchical scheme that allows interpre tation of their tectonic setting using whole-rock geochemistry, and investigating their associations with a variety of gold and copper-gold deposits, worldwide. About two thirds of the book is based on a PhD thesis by Dr Daniel Muller which was produced at the Key Centre for Strategic Mineral Deposits within the Department of Geology and Geophysics at The University of Western Australia under the supervision of Professor David Groves, the late Dr Nick Rock, Professor Eugen Stumpf!, Dr Wayne Taylor, and Dr Brendon Griffin. The remainder of the book has been compiled from the literature using the collective experience of the two authors. The book is dedi cated to the memory of Dr Rock who initiated the research project but died before its completion.Contrib Mineral Petrol 34; 167-176 Smith RE, Smith SE (1976) Comments on the use of Ti, Zr, Y, Sr, K, Pand Nb in ... 66:361-367 Stolz A.J., Varne R, Wheller G.E., Foden J.D, Abbott M.J (1988) The geochemistry and petrogenesis of K-rich ... Geological Society, London, pp.313-345 (Geol Soc Spec Publ 42) Sun SS, Wallace DA, Hoatson DM, Glikson AY, Keays RR (1991) Use of ... Precambr Res 50: 1-35 Syme EC, Bailes AH (1993) Stratigraphic and tectonic setting of Early Proterozoicanbsp;...

Title:Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization
Author: Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
Publisher:Springer - 2013-04-17

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