Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization

Authors: Müller, Daniel, Groves, David I.

  • Various case studies which are of special interest to practitioners *Tables of characteristic features of ore deposits allowing the reader a quick overview and comparison

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Potassic igneous rocks have gained much attention among petrologists worldwide, mainly due to their distinct geochemistry, and many geoscientists still consider them as petrological curiosities with an obscure petrogenesis. In the past, a plethora of genetic hypotheses and of local names for potassic igneous rocks from different localities have been created. This has produced some confusion in the literature. This book reviews the geochemical and petrological characteristics of the potassic igneous rock complexes and investigates the different tectonic settings in which these rocks occur. The authors provide an overview and a classification of these rocks and attempt to elucidate the geochemical differences between barren and mineralized potassic igneous complexes. Many epithermal gold and porphyry copper-gold deposits are hosted by high-K rocks. Therefore, 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 terranes. This third, updated and enlarged edition contains several new sections, new geochemical data and additional references.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Definitions and Nomenclature

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 5-12

  • Tectonic Settings of Potassic Igneous Rocks

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 13-41

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

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 43-66

  • Primary Enrichment of Precious Metals in Potassic Igneous Rocks

    Müller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 67-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59665-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59665-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64075-9
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIII, 252
Additional Information
Originally published as Volume 56 in the series: Lecture Notes Earth Science
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