Mineral Resource Reviews

Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization

Authors: Müller, Daniel, Groves, David I.

  • New, updated and expanded edition that includes new chapters on the major Cadia, Cripple Creek, Oyu Tolgoi, Peschanka, and Skouries gold-copper deposits
  • Provides detailed review of the geochemical and petrological characteristics of potassic igneous rock complexes
  • Presents summary of the geological and mineralogical characteristics of major copper-gold deposits
  • Elucidates the tectonic setting of modern and ancient terrains
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This book reviews the geochemical and petrological characteristics of potassic igneous rock complexes, and investigates the different tectonic settings in which these rocks occur. The authors provide an overview and classification of these rocks and elucidate the geochemical differences between barren and mineralized potassic igneous complexes. High-K rocks host a number of epithermal gold and porphyry copper-gold deposits. In recent years, there has also been growing recognition of an association of such rocks with iron-oxide copper-gold (IOCG) deposits, intrusion-related gold deposits (IRGDs) and possibly even Carlin-type gold deposits. This book is not only relevant to academic petrologists working on alkaline rocks, but also to exploration geologists prospecting for epithermal gold and/or porphyry copper-gold deposits in modern and ancient terrains. This fourth, updated and expanded edition incorporates new data and references from Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, Greece, Iran, Mongolia, North America, Russia and Turkey, including new maps and sections and new color plates of high-grade gold-copper ore from major deposits hosted by potassic igneous rocks.

Reviews

“The authors provide an overview and a classification of these rocks and they outline the geochemical differences between barren and mineralized potassic igneous complexes. Owing to the common association of potassic igneous rocks with many gold- and copper-rich ore deposits, this book will be of interest not only to research scientists but also to those exploring for major deposits in young and ancient terranes.” (Karen D. Kelley, Economic Geology, Vol. 111 (3), May, 2016)

“For anyone exploring for copper-gold deposits or researching them, this book is essential reading especially given its basic introductions leading progressively into quite advanced science. It is also a valuable resource for those interested in relationships between ore deposits and magmas, and magmatic and hydrothermal ore deposits generally.” (Neil Phillips, The AusIMM Bulletin, ausimmbulletin.com, October, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Definitions and Nomenclature

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 9-17

  • Tectonic Settings of Potassic Igneous Rocks

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 19-52

  • Selected Type-Localities of Potassic Igneous Rocks from the Five Tectonic Settings

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • Primary Enrichment of Precious Metals in Potassic Igneous Rocks

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization
Authors
Series Title
Mineral Resource Reviews
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23051-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23051-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23050-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-30761-9
Series ISSN
2365-0559
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 311
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published as Volume 56 in the series: Lecture Notes Earth Science
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