Geochronological and Geochemical Characterization of Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Deposits".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 361

Special Issue Editors

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Huelva, 21004 Huelva, Spain
Interests: petrology and geochemistry of igneous rocks; including granitoids and volcanic rocks; mineralization associated to magmatism; palaeovolcanology; major- and trace element geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration related to mineralization; isotopic geochemistry; U-Pb dating of igneous and hydrothermal rocks
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Department of Earth Sciences, University of Huelva, 21004 Huelva, Spain
Interests: petrology and geochemistry of altered volcanic rocks; isotopic geochemistry; U-Pb dating of igneous rocks; palaeovolcanology; physical volcanology
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Department of Earth Sciences, University of Huelva, 21004 Huelva, Spain
Interests: petrology and geochemistry of igneous rocks; including granitoids and volcanic rocks; mineralization associated to magmatism; palaeovolcanology; major- and trace element geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration related to mineralization; isotopic geochemistry; U-Pb dating of igneous and hydrothermal rocks
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits are essential global sources of base and precious metals, and their understanding is of crucial importance for sustaining these resources. The geochemistry of felsic and mafic igneous rocks associated with VMS deposits is extremely useful in discriminating potentially fertile areas for mineralization. To do so, we must rely on geochemical studies, including geochronology, to determine the lithologies, geotectonic environments and ages with the most significant potential.

Understanding how geochemical characteristics have evolved reinforces the knowledge of how mineralizing processes have affected the overall geochemistry of the host rock, generating alteration patterns that can be applied as exploration vectors. In the case of VMS exploration, this understanding can be augmented by familiarity with submarine active hydrothermal systems, their present-day analogues.

This Special Issue aims to analyze all the geochemical and dating of aspects concerning VMS genesis and its application to exploration through research papers and case studies on topics including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Whole-rock geochemistry;
  • Magmatic evolution;
  • Dating; 
  • Isotopic characterization;
  • Hydrothermal alteration;
  • Regional and local geochemical vectors.

Dr. Manuel Toscano
Prof. Dr. Teodosio Donaire
Prof. Dr. Emilio Pascual Martínez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • whole-rock geochemistry
  • magmatic evolution
  • dating
  • isotopic characterization
  • hydrothermal alteration
  • regional and local geochemical vectors

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