Advances in Cu-Ni-PGE Mineralization
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We are planning to set up a new Special Issue focused on "Advances in Cu-Ni-PGE Mineralization" for the journal Minerals (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals). We invite you to submit your research results dealing with Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization for publication in this Special Issue
Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization is associated with mafic/ultramafic rocks. However, all mafic/ultramafic rocks do not contain these deposits. Their occurrence depends on the type of primary magma, degree of partial melting, tectonic setting, and the involvement of fluids, where the magma–country rock interaction can lead to sulfide saturation and to the formation of such deposits. Some of the detailed studied deposits include the Bushveld in South Africa, Sudbury in Canada, Stillwater in USA, and Norilsk in Russia. In contrast to most Cu-Ni-PGE deposits that are related to large Proterozoic-layered intrusions, the Norilsk deposits are unique because of their location inside the Phanerozoic Siberian Traps’ province of continental flood basalts. Shale-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide occurrences have also been documented in several localities. The suggested genetic models for this type of mineralization are syn-sedimentary mineralization, with metals being scavenged from the overlying water column, and exhalative hydrothermal mineralization, with metals being deposited into sedimentary basins from hydrothermal vents.
Models of exploration and modes of formation, which differ from locality to locality, have been developed in order to describe the Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization in such deposits. Because of the number of factors that affect mineralization in the different deposits, it is suggested that successful exploration requires the application of geological models, advanced geochemical and geophysical methods, and the study of the petrologic characteristics of the host rocks.
In addition to detailed petrologic and structural investigations, fluid inclusion and sulfur isotope studies, among others, are necessary in order to understand the primary magmatic origin or the involvement of contamination in the mineralization process of Cu-Ni-PGE deposits.
Most of the deposits outlined above, as well as those not included in this short summary, have been studied for a number of years by prominent scientists and are well documented. However, exploration methods, analytical techniques, and modelling are developing with time. In this special volume, we would like to publish research findings dealing with new data on “Advances in Cu-Ni-PGE Mineralization”, as related to exploration, models of mineralization, and analytical methods.
Accepted papers will be continuously published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the Special Issue website.
Prof. Dr. Aberra Mogessie
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- mafic-ultramafic rocks
- Siberian Traps