Constraining the Timing and Setting of Gold Mineralization from Accessory Phase Minerals

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 393

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Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Government of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6004, Australia
Interests: tectonics; geochronology; radiogenic isotopes
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Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Government of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6004, Australia
Interests: geochronology; mineral systems; monazite; xenotime

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dating gold mineralization and associated hydrothermal activity is inherently difficult as many traditional chronometers are either scarce or susceptible to isotopic resetting during subsequent tectonothermal or hydrothermal events. However, with the proliferation of high-precision, in situ laser and ion-beam instruments, the precise dating, and isotopic and chemical characterization of accessory phase minerals, such as monazite, xenotime, apatite, and rutile, which may be common phases in gold alteration systems, can now be used to precisely constrain the timing and setting of gold mineralization.

Dr. Simon P Johnson
Dr. Imogen OH Fielding
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • gold mineral systems
  • gold alteration systems
  • accessory mineral phases
  • high precision geochronology
  • radiogenic isotopes
  • SIMS
  • LA-ICP-MS
 

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