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Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits
7 to 13 December, 2000
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LITERATURE COLLECTION
Volume 1 - The World


This volume is a companion to the Data Metallogenica Workshop Held in Adelaide on Thursday 7 December, 2000:

Overview
  • Geological characteristics and tectonic setting of Proterozoic iron oxide (Cu-U-Au-REE) deposits: Hitzman M W, Oreskes N, Einaudi M T, 1992; Precambrian Research, v 58, (1992), pp 241-287.

  • Iron oxide copper-gold deposits: What, where, when and why: Hitzman M W, 2000; in Porter T M (Ed), Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide, in press. 18p.
The Americas - Phanerozoic

Deposits to be studied from the Data Metallogenica collection:

    ANDES - Candelaria, Punta del Cobre District, Mantos Blancos, El Soldado, Manto Verde, El Romeral, Las Adrianitas, La Estrella, Ovalle, El Tofo, Cerro Iman, Cerro Negro Norte.
Supporting Literature:

  • Iron oxide Copper-gold deposits in South America: Leveille R A, Marschik R, 2000; 31 International Geological Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6-17, 2000 - Abstract. 3p.

  • La Candelaria and the Punta del Cobre district, Chile: Early Cretaceous iron oxide Cu-Au(Zn-Ag) mineralisation: Marschik R, Leveille R A, Martin W 2000; in Porter T M (Ed), Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide, in press.

  • The Candelaria copper-gold deposit, Region III, Chile: Paragenesis, geochronology and fluid composition: Ullrich T D, Clark A H, 1999; in Stanley, et. al., (Eds), Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp 201-204.

  • Geology of Mantos Blancos Mine: Ramirez Rodriguez R D, 1995; in Green S M, Struhsacker E, (Eds), Geology & Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera, Field Trip Guidebook compendium, 1995, Geol. Soc., Nevada, pp 466-481.

  • Geology of the Manto Verde copper deposit, Northern Chile: A specularite-rich, hydrothermal-tectonic breccia related to the Atacama Fault Zone: Vila T, Lindsay N, Zamora R, 1996; in Camus E, Sillitoe R H, Peterson R (Eds), Andean Copper Deposits: New Discoveries, Mineralisation, Styles and Metallogeny, Soc. Econ. Geol, Spec Pub no. 5 1996, pp 157-170.

  • Geology of El Soldado, A stratabound copper deposit in the Central Chilean Coastal Range: El Soldado Geological Staff, 1995; in Green S M, Struhsacker E, (Eds), Geology & Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera, Field Trip Guidebook compendium, 1995, Geol. Soc., Nevada, pp 496-500.

  • The magnetite deposits of El Romeral, Chile: Bookstrom A A 1977; Econ Geol, v 72, pp 1101-1130.

  • Relationship between altered pyroxene diorite and the magnetite mineralisation in the Chilean Iron Belt, with emphasis on the El Algarrobo iron deposits (Atacama region, Chile): Ménard J J, 1995; Mineralium Deposita, v 30, pp 268-274.
The Americas - Precambrian

Deposits to be studied from the Data Metallogenica collection:
    CARAJAS REGION - Salobo, Igarape Bahia.
    UNITED STATES - Pea Ridge, Iron Mountain, Pilot Knob.
    CANADA - Wernecke - Dolores Ck, Wernecke - Igor, Wernecke - Quartet Lake.
    MEXICO - Cerro Mercado.
Supporting Literature:

  • A three-stage genetic model for the IgarapŽ Bahia lateritic gold deposit, Carajas, Brazil: Weisheng Zang, Fyfe W, 1993; Econ Geol, v 88, pp 1768-1779.

  • Salobo 3 Alpha deposit: Geology and mineralisation: Souza L H, Vieira E A P, 2000; in Porter T M (Ed), Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide, in press.

  • Alemao copper-gold (-U-REE) deposit, Carajas, Brazil: Ronze P C, Soares A DV, dos Santos D G V, Barreira D F, 2000; in Porter T M (Ed), Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide, in press.

  • Southeast Missouri iron metallogenic province: Characteristics and general geochemistry: Seeger C M, 2000; in Porter T M (Ed), Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide, in press.

  • The Boss iron-copper deposit, Missouri: Kisvarsanyi G, 1989; in Brown V M, Kisvarsanyi E, Hagni R (Ed.s), "Olympic Dam Type" Deposits and Geology of Middle Proterozoic Rocks in the St Francois Mountains Terrane, Missouri, Soc. of Econ. Geol. Guidebook no. 4, pp 69-81.

  • The Pilot Knob hematite deposit: Seeger C M, Marikos M A, Nuelle L M, 1989; in Brown V M, Kisvarsanyi E, Hagni R (Ed.s), "Olympic Dam Type" Deposits and Geology of Middle Proterozoic Rocks in the St Francois Mountains Terrane, Missouri, Soc. of Econ. Geol. Guidebook no. 4, pp 55-68.

  • Rare earth element- and gold-bearing breccia pipes of the Pea Ridge iron ore mine, Washington County Missouri: Nuelle L M, Day C M, Sidder G B, 1991; Soc of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Denver Colorado, Preprint no. 91-109.

  • Volcanogenic iron oxide deposits, Cerro de Mercado and vicinity, Durango, Mexico: Lyons J I, 1988; Econ Geol, v 83 pp 1886-1906.

  • Breccia-related metallogenesis in the Proterozoic core of the Wernecke Mountains, Northwest Canada (Cordilleran Orogen): Laznicka P, 1992; in Sarker S C (Ed), Metallogeny Related to Tectonics of Proterozoic Mobile Belts, Oxford & IBH Publication, New Delhi, pp 225-251.
Scandinavia, Africa & Asia

Deposits to be studied from the Data Metallogenica collection:
    EUROPE. - Kiruna, Viscaria, Malmberget, Gruvberget-Svappavaara, Aitik, Bergslagen, Grangesberg..
    AFRICA. - Palabora..
    ASIA. - Bayan Obo.
Supporting Literature:

  • The Kiruna iron ores: Geijer P, 1960; in Grip, et.al., (Ed.s), 1960 - Sulphides and Iron Ores of VŠsterbotten and Lappland, Northern Sweden, Guide Book to Excursion No. A27 and C 22, IGC, Geological Survey of Sweden. pp 24-38.

  • On the magmatic origin of the iron ores of the Kiruna type: Frietsch R, 1978; Econ. Geol., v 73, 1978, pp 478-485.

  • On the chemical composition of the ore breccia at Luossavaara, Northern Sweden: Frietsch R, 1982; Mineralium Deposita, 17, pp 239-243.

  • Geochronology of the Kiruna iron ores, and hydrothermal alteration: Romer R L, Martinsson O, Perdahl J A, 1994; Econ. Geol., v 89, pp 1249-1261.

  • Geology of the Aitik copper deposit: Zweifel H, 1972; Boliden Vetenskapliga Och Tekniska Skrifter, 167, Boliden, Sweden pp 463-473.

  • Geochemical characteristics of host rocks to the Aitik Cu-Au deposit, Gellivare area, Northern Sweden: Wanhainen C, Martinsson O, 1999; in Stanley, et. al., (Eds), Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp 1443-1446.

  • Metamorphism of magnesium-altered felsic volcanics rocks from Bergslagen, central Sweden. A transition from Mg-chlorite- to cordierite-rich rocks: Trägardh J, 1991; Ore Geology Reviews, v 6 (1991) , pp 485-497.

  • The geology and the economic deposits of copper, iron and vermiculite in the Palabora Igneous Complex: A brief review: Palabora Mining Co Ltd Mine Geological & Mineralogical Staff, 1976; Econ. Geol. v 71, pp 177-192.

  • The Bayan Obo iron-rare-earth-niobium deposits, Inner Mongolia, China: Drew L J, Meng Qingrun, Sun Weijun, 1990; Lithos v 26, (1990), pp 43-65.

  • Fluid inclusion constraints on the genesis of the Bayan Obo Fe-REE-Nb deposit: Smith M P, Henderson P, 1999; in Stanley, et. al., (Eds), Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp 103-106.
Australasia

Deposits to be studied from the Data Metallogenica collection:
    AUSTRALIA - Olympic Dam, Ernest Henry, Osborne, Viscaria, Selwyn, Eloise, Tennant Ck - Nobles Knob Tennant Ck - Juno Tennant Ck - Warrego, Tennant Ck - Gecko.
Supporting Literature - For papers on Australian deposits to be studied, see   Volume 2.


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