Geological Environments of Ore Deposits

Table of Contents of Original AMF Course delivered between 1977 and 1985.

- A modified version of this is proposed for this new digital compilation.

SECTION A: A GENERALIST'S VIEW OF ORE DEPOSITS

Introduction

Use of Geological Concepts in Mineral Exploration
Ore Genesis Theory Vs Ore Indicators

Specialists, Perspective and Controversy

Geological Environments of Ore deposits - An Observational Framework.

Localisation of Metal Deposits
Sulphur Sources
Metal Cation Sources
Metal Transport Mechanisms
Concentrating Mechanisms

SECTION B: STRUCTURAL PREAMBLE

Experimental Concepts of Brittle and Ductile Response

Strain Markers
Geological Examples of Ductile and Brittle Strain
The effect of Water
Net Vein Fracturing
Initiation and Development of Slaty Cleavage
Strain Recrystallisation and Annealing
Use of strain textures to construct sequence of events with respect to mineralisation.

Comment on Processes relevant to Ore Genesis

Obvious processes in Ore Genesis
Uncommon processes in Ore Genesis

SECTION 1: STRATIFORM COPPER DEPOSITS.

Examples: Zambian Copper Belt, White Pine, Michigan.

SECTION 2: LEAD-ZINC IN CARBONATE HOST ROCKS

Examples: Fletcher, Buick, Viburnam Trend, Mo USA, Friedensville, Penn. USA, Jefferson City, Tenn, USA, Pine Point, NWT, Canada, Reocin, Santander Spain, Bleiburg Austria, Les Malines, L'Argentiere France.

SECTION 3: SHALE HOSTED Pb-Zn.

Sullivan, BC Canada, Rammelsburg, Meggen, Germany, Mt Isa, QLD, Broken Hill, NSW, Navan, Tynagh Ireland, Red Dog Alaska.

SECTION 4: BANDED IRON FORMATION-AMPHIBOLITE ASSOCIATION.

Aggeneys, Gamsburg, Preiska, Cape Province, Pegmont QLD

SECTION 5: THE PORPHYRY ENVIRONMENT, Porphyry Cu, Mo, Au,

Mission, Bingham, Morenci, Twin Buttes, Yerrington, Sierrita-Esperanza, Climax, Butte, USA, Philex, Black Mountain, Philippines, Svetlinskoe Au, Russia.

SECTION 6: ARCHAEAN & PALAEOZOIC VOLCANOGENIC MASSIVE SULPHIDE DEPOSITS.

Timmins, Noranda Districts, Mines de Poirrier Quebec, Flin Flon, Uchi lake, Manitoba, New Brunswick District, Roseberry, Tennant Ck, Rio Tinto District, Spain, Skellefte District, Sweden, Al Masane, Al Nuqrah, Saudi Shield, Bawdwin, Myanmar, Karabash District Urals.

SECTION 7: ULTRAMAFIC NICKEL DEPOSITS.

Spargoville,WA, Fisher Shoot, Kambalda, Mt Windarra, Perserverence WA, Empress, Perserverence Zimbabwe, Lynn Lake, Thompson Manitoba, Sudbury, Canada.

SECTION 8: GOLD DEPOSITS

East Dreifontein, Kinross, Witwatersrand, McIntyre, Aunor, Owl, Hoyle Pit Timmins, Hemlo Ontario, Karonie, WA, White Devil Tennant Ck, Wattle Gully, Vic, Cracow Au QLD, Mahd Adh Dahab, Saudi, Carlin, Nevada, Vorontsovskoe Au, Soloviev Hill Pt, Urals and others.

SECTION 9: UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL DEPOSITS

Palabora, Messina Transvaal, Tsumeb Cu-Zn-Pb-REE, Namibia, Mammoth Cu, QLD, Redbank Cu NT.

SECTION 10.URANIUM DEPOSITS.

World Project Coverage

Australia Europe, Middle-East, Russia  
North America Southeast Asia Southern Africa

 

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