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TitleGold-rich VMS systems: key characteristics and implications for exploration
AuthorMercier-Langevin, P; Dubé, B; Hannington, M; Bécu, V
SourceShort Course: Geology and Mineral Potential of Manitoba's Premier Mineral Belts: Flin Flon-Snow Lake Belt, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013, abstracts; 2013 p. 1
LinksOnline - En ligne
Year2013
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140554
MeetingManitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013; Winnipeg; CA; November 20-22, 2013
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formathtml
Subjectseconomic geology; mineral deposits; mineral assemblages; mineralization; gold; volcanogenic deposits; sulphides; deformation; metamorphism; alteration; hydrothermal alteration; volcanic rocks; igneous rocks
ProgramVolcanogenic Massive Sulfide Ore Systems, Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4)
AbstractVolcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits contain variable amounts of gold, both in terms of average grade and total gold content, with some VMS deposits hosting world-class gold mines with more than 100 t Au. Various examples will be presented in order to illustrate the principal characteristics of gold-rich VMS systems, including the geologic, volcanic and geodynamic context, the hydrothermal alteration and mineralization styles, gold distribution, etc. Some key geologic and genetic parameters will be discussed in terms of potential implications for exploration in Paleoproterozoic greenstone belts
GEOSCAN ID295993