Special Issue "Structural Control of Mineral Deposits: Theory and Reality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018) | Viewed by 27167
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"Structural Control” remains a crucial point that frequently lacks in any scientific and/or economic analysis of ore deposits, whatever its type and class. The case of lode deposits is particularly adapted, although other deposits, like breccia pipe, stockwerk, massive sulphides, skarn, etc., can, surprisingly, be also concerned. Several concepts like the gold-bearing shear zone have not given satisfying results during the last few decades in term of gold deposit understanding and has been totally abandoned. Additionally, the relationships between magmatism, regional tectonic context and mineralization remain a question that is still debated in several recent publications, thus demonstrating that this question is still relevant and may help in the distinction between intrusion-related and orogenic deposits.
In this Special Issue, we particularly invite any case study of mineral deposits, in which it has been demonstrated that structural geology may have a significant role in the establishment of the deposit model of formation and/or on exploration and exploitation programs. Examples in which the structural model diverges from what is expected in the classical literature are particularly welcomed and are open for discussion, likely those in which relationships with magmatism can be suspected and/or demonstrated. Indeed, all cases that could illustrate some concepts different from the classic ones, and of what is expected from the theory, may represent significant contributions to this volume.
Dr. Alain Chauvet
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- Mineralized lode
- Internal texture
- Trap geometry
- Structural context