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Ore deposits in an evolving Earth: an introduction

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Gawen R. T. Jenkin
Gawen R. T. Jenkin
Department of Geology, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
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Paul A. J. Lusty
Paul A. J. Lusty
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Iain McDonald
Iain McDonald
School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK
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Martin P. Smith
Martin P. Smith
School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK
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Adrian J. Boyce
Adrian J. Boyce
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, Rankine Avenue, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park, East Kilbride G75 0QF, UK
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Jamie J. Wilkinson
Jamie J. Wilkinson
Earth Sciences Department, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2015

Abstract

Ore deposits form by a variety of natural processes that concentrate elements into a small volume that can be economically mined. Their type, character and abundance reflect the environment in which they formed and thus they preserve key evidence for the evolution of magmatic and tectonic processes, the state of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and the evolution of life over geological time. This volume presents 13 papers on topical subjects in ore deposit research viewed in the context of Earth evolution. These diverse, yet interlinked, papers cover topics including: controls on the temporal and spatial distribution of ore deposits; the sources of fluid, gold and other components in orogenic gold deposits; the degree of oxygenation in the Neoproterozoic ocean; bacterial immobilization of gold in the semi-arid near-surface environment; and mineral resources for the future, including issues of resource estimation, sustainability of supply and the criticality of certain elements to society.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth

G. R. T. Jenkin
G. R. T. Jenkin
University of Leicester, UK
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P. A. J. Lusty
P. A. J. Lusty
British Geological Survey, UK
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I. Mcdonald
I. Mcdonald
Cardiff University, UK
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M. P. Smith
M. P. Smith
University of Brighton, UK
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A. J. Boyce
A. J. Boyce
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, UK
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J. J. Wilkinson
J. J. Wilkinson
Natural History Museum and Imperial College London, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
393
ISBN electronic:
9781862396692
Publication date:
January 01, 2015

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