Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes

ISBN-10: 0632063785

ISBN-13: 9780632063789

Edition: 2004

Authors: Laurence Robb

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This is a senior undergraduate-postgraduate textbook which focuses specifically on the multiplicity of geological processes that result in the formation of mineral deposits.
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Book details

List price: $123.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Mineral Resources
Introduction And Aims
What Makes A Viable Mineral Deposit?
Some Useful Definitions And Compilations
Natural Resources, Sustainability And Environmental Responsibility
Summary And Further Reading
Igneous Processes
Igneous Ore-Forming Processes
Introduction
Magmas And Metallogeny
Why Are Some Magmas More Fertile Than Others?...The 'Inheritance Factor'
Partial Melting And Crystal Fractionation As Ore Forming Processes
Liquid Immiscibility As An Ore-Forming Process
A More Detailed Consideration Of Mineralization In Mafic Magmas
A Model For Mineralization In Layered Mafic Intrusions
Summary And Further Reading
Magmatic-Hydrothermal Ore-Forming Processes
Introduction
Some Physical And Chemical Properties Of Water
Formation Of A Magmatic Aqueous Phase
The Composition And Characteristics Of Magmatic-Hydrothermal Solutions
A Note On Pegmatites And Their Significance To Granite-Related Ore-Forming Processes
Fluid-Melt Trace Element Partitioning
Water Content And Depth Of Emplacement Of Granites: Relationships To Ore-Forming Processes
Models For The Formation Of Porphyry-Type Cu, Mo And W Deposits
Fluid Flow In And Around Granite Plutons
Skarn Deposits
Near-Surface Magmatic-Hydrothermal Processes: The 'Epithermal Family Of Au-Ag-(Cu) Deposits
The Role Of Hydrothermal Fluids In Mineralized Mafic Rocks
Summary And Further Reading
Hydrothermal Processes
Hydrothermal Ore-Forming Processes
Introduction
Other Fluids In The Earth's Crust And Their Origins
The Movement Of Hydrothermal Fluids In The Earth's Crust
Further Factors Affecting Metal Solubility
Precipation Mechanisms For Metals In Solution
More On Fluid/Rock Interaction: An Introduction To Hydrothermal Alteration
Metal Zoning And Paragenetic Sequence
Modern Analogues Of Ore-Forming Processes: The VMS-SEDEX Continuum
Mineral Deposits Associated With Aquo-Carbonic Metamorphic Fluids
Ore Deposits Associated With Connate Fluids
Ore Deposits Associated With Near Surface Meteoric Fluids (Ground Water)
Summary And Further Reading
Sedimentary/Surficial Processes
Surficial and Supergene Ore-Forming Processes
Introduction
Principles
Lateritic Deposits
Clay Deposits
Calcrete-Hosted Deposits
Supergene Enrichment Of Cu And Other Metals In Near-Surface Deposits
Summary And Further Reading
Sedimentary Ore-Forming Processes
Introduction
Clastic Sedimentation And Heavy Mineral Concentration: Placer Deposits
Chemical Sedimentation: Banded Iron Formation, Phosphorites, And Evaporites
Fossil Fuels: Oil/Gas Formation And Coalification
Summary And Further Reading
Global Tectonics And Metallogeny
Ore Deposits in a Global Tectonic Context
Introduction
Patterns In The Distribution Of Mineral Deposits
Continental Growth Rates
Crustal Evolution And Metallogenesis
Metallogeny Through Time
Plate Tectonics And Ore Deposits: A Summary
Summary And Further Reading
References
Index
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