Special Issue "Granite-Related Mineralization Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: ore deposits related to granite magmatism; hydrothermal fluids; tungsten hydrothermal mineralization; Li pegmatites; characterization of geological materials
This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in the metallogeny and mineralogy of the granite-related mineralization system. This specific system is typically associated with orogenic to late-orogenic magmatism, usually of ilmenite type. With regard to the granite-related mineralization system, we can include three major types of ore deposits: disseminated magmatic mineralization in granites themselves, hydrothermal deposits (veins and greisen type), and late-magmatic pegmatites (rare element pegmatites). Distinct types of granite can be generated by the melting of crustal material and/or resulting from the differentiation of basal or infracortical basic magmas.
The role of granites is determinant, not only as a source of metals but also as a source of magmatic fluids. In the case of granites related to orogenic metamorphism, the evidence points to the importance of the composition of the starting materials. In the case of granites, where the basal or infracrustal component is more important, they can act as channels of mineralizing solutions from a deeper origin, or the metallic elements can be derived from the granitic magma itself.
Granites are also important as heat sources capable of generating fluid circuits capable of mobilizing preconcentrations of ores from the host rocks, or to push the non-magmatic fluids (meteoric and metamorphic) involved in the mineralizing processes.
Prof. Dr. Fernando Noronha
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- evaluation of intrusion ore potential
- metal abundance in source magma
- granite magma fertility
- disseminated magmatic mineralization
- hydrothermal veins
- rare element pegmatites