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Iron 2010
Major Iron Deposits of Southern Africa and Brazil
19 to 30 April, 2010

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Summary
  • The Tour - Geological Summaries of the deposits and regions to be visited.
Overview
  • Origin and Paleoenvironmental significance of major iron formations at the Archean-Paleoproterozoic boundary; Beukes N J and Gutzmer J - 2008, in Hagemann S, Rosiére C, Gutzmer J and Beukes N J, (Eds.), Banded Iron Formation-Related High-Grade Iron Ore, Reviews in Economic Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, Denver, v. 15, pp 5-47.
  • Hypogene alteration associated with high-grade banded iron formation-related iron ore; Lobato L M, Figueiredo e Silva R C, Hagemann S, Thorne W and Zucchetti M - 2008, in Hagemann S, Rosiére C, Gutzmer J and Beukes N J, (Eds.), Banded Iron Formation-Related High-Grade Iron Ore, Reviews in Economic Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, Denver, v. 15, pp 107-128.
South Africa
  • The Transvaal Sub-Basin of the Transvaal Sequence;   Button A - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S (Eds) 1986, Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Geol Soc S. Afr., Johannesburg, v1, pp 811-817.
  • The Transvaal Sequence in Griqualand West;   Beukes NJ - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S (Eds) 1986, Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Geol Soc S. Afr., Johannesburg, v1, pp 819-828.
  • The formation of Palaeoproterozoic banded iron formations and their associated Fe and Mn deposits, with reference to the Griqualand West deposits, South Africa; Klemm D D - 2000, Journal of African Earth Sciences, v. 30, pp. 1-24.
  • Chemical composition of banded iron-formations of the Griqualand West Sequence, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, in comparison with other Precambrian iron formations; Horstmann U E and Halbich I W - 1995, Precambrian Research, v. 72, pp. 109-145.
  • The Transvaal-Griqualand West banded iron formation: geology, genesis, iron exploitation; Halbich I W, Scheepers R, Lamprecht D, van Deventer J L and De Kock N J - 1993, Journal of African Earth Sciences, v. 16, pp. 63-120.
  • The Sishen Iron Ore Deposit, Griqualand West;   Van Schalkwyk JF, Beukes NJ - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S (Eds) 1986, Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Geol Soc S. Afr., Johannesburg, v. 1, pp 931-956.
  • A Geological Comparison of the Sishen and Sishen South (Welgevonden) Iron Ore Deposits, Northern Cape Province, South Africa;   Carney MD, Mienie PJ - 2002,   in   Proceedings, Iron Ore 2002 Conference, 9-11 September 2002, Perth, Western Australia, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 145-151.
  • The Bishop and Glosam Manganeses Mines and the Beeshoek Iron Ore Mine of the Postmasburg Area;   Grobbelaar WS, Beukes NJ - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S (Eds) 1986, Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Geol Soc S. Afr., Johannesburg, v. 1, pp 957-961.
  • The Thabazimbi Iron Ore Deposit, North-Western Transvaal;   Van Deventer JL, Eriksson PG, Beukes NJ - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S (Eds) 1986, Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, Geol Soc S. Afr., Johannesburg, v. 1, pp 923-929.
Brazil - Quadrilátero Ferrífero
  • The Itabirites of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero and Related High-Grade Iron Ore Deposits: An Overview; Rosiére C A, Spier C A, Rios F J and Suckau V E - 2008, in Hagemann S, Rosiére C, Gutzmer J and Beukes N J, (Eds.), Banded Iron Formation-Related High-Grade Iron Ore, Reviews in Economic Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, Denver, v. 15, pp 223-254.
  • Geochemistry and genesis of the banded iron formations of the Cauê Formation, Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Minas Gerais, Brazil;   Spier C A, de Oliveira S M B, Sial A N and Rios F J - 2007, Precambrian Research, v. 152, pp 170-206.
  • Geochemistry and petrology of some Proterozoic banded iron-formations of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Minas Gerais, Brazil;   Klein C, Ladeira EA - 2000, Economic Geology, v. 95, pp 405-427.
  • The origin of hematite in high-grade iron ores based on infrared microscopy and fluid inclusion studies: the example of the Conceição mine, Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Brazil;   Rosiére C A and Rios F J - 2004, Economic Geology, v. 99, pp 611-624.
  • 40Ar/39Ar geochronological constraints on the evolution of lateritic iron deposits in the Quadrilátero Ferr’fero, Minas Gerais, Brazil;   Spier C A, Vasconcelos P M and de Oliveiraa S M B - 2007, Chemical Geology, v. 234, pp 79-104.
  • Hydrothermal origin of soft hematite ore in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil: petrographic evidence from the Gongo Soco iron ore deposit;   Cabral A R, Rocha Filho O G, Jones R D - 2003, Trans. IMM (incorp. AusIMM Proc.), Section B, Appl. Earth Sc., v. 112, pp 279-286.
  • Distribution of Hard Hematite Ores at the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Minas Gerais, Brazil and its Possible Genetic Significance;   Pires FRM - 2002,   in   Proceedings, Iron Ore 2002 Conference, 9-11 September 2002, Perth, Western Australia, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 71-76.
  • Specularitic iron ores and shear zones in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero;   Rosiére C A and Rios F J - 2006,   in   Trans. IMM (incorp. AusIMM Proc.), Section B, Appl. Earth Sc., v. 115, pp 134-138.
  • Mineralogy and trace-element geochemistry of the high-grade iron ores of the Aguas Claras Mine and comparison with the Capao Xavier and Tamandua iron ore deposits, Quadrilatero Ferrifero, Brazil;   Spier C A, de Oliveira S M B, Rosiere C A and Ardisson J D, 2008, Mineralium Deposita, v. 43 pp 229-254.
  • Geochemical Study of the Itabirite Iron Ores of the Alegria Mine - Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Minas Gerais, Brazil;   Veríssimo, Schrank A, Pires FRM, Hasui Y, Zanardo A, Parente CV - 2002,   in   Proceedings, Iron Ore 2002 Conference, 9-11 September 2002, Perth, Western Australia, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 95-105.
  • Geology and geochemistry of the Aguas Claras and Pico Iron Mines, Quadrilatero Ferrifero, Minas Gerais, Brazil;   Spier C A, de Oliveira S M B, Rosiere C A - 2003, Mineralium Deposita, v. 38, pp 751-774.
Brazil - Carajás
  • Structure and iron mineralisation of the Carajas Province; Rosiere C A, Baars F J, Seoane J C S, Lobato L M, da Silva L L, de Souza S R C and Mendes G E - 2006, Trans. IMM (incorp. AusIMM Proc.), Section B, Appl. Earth Sc., v. 115 pp. 9-12.
  • The structure of the Carajás N-4 ironstone deposit and associated rocks: relationship to Archaean strike-slip tectonics and basement reactivation in the Amazon region, Brazil; Pinheiro R V L and Holdsworth R E - 1997, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 10 pp. 305-319.
  • A hydrothermal origin for the jaspilite-hosted, giant Serra Norte Iron Ore Deposits in the Carajás Mineral Province, Pará State, Brazil; Figueiredo e Silva R C, Lobato L M, Rosiére C A, Hagemann S, Zucchetti M, Baars F J, Morais R and Andrade I - 2008, in Hagemann S, Rosiére C, Gutzmer J and Beukes N J, (Eds.), Banded Iron Formation-Related High-Grade Iron Ore, Reviews in Economic Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, Denver, v. 15, pp 255-290.
  • Giant hydrothermal hematite deposits with Mg-Fe metasomatism: a comparison of the Carajás, Hamersley, and other iron ores;   Dalstra H, Guedes S - 2004, Economic Geology, v. 99, pp 1793-1800.
  • Petrology and geochemistry of the least-altered banded Iron-formation of the Archean Carajás Formation, northern Brazil;   Klein C and Ladeira E A - 2002, Economic Geology, v. 97, pp 643-651.
  • Jazida N4E: Reavaliação dos Corpos de hematita dura e jaspilitos;   Ladeira E A, Cordeiro J R C - 1988, Província Mineral de Carajás Litoestratigrafia e Principais Depósitos Mainerais; Belém, Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia, XXXV Congresso Brasileiro de Geologia Anexo Aos Anais, v95, pp 57-69.
  • Carbonate alteration associated with the Carajas high-grade hematite deposits, Brazil;   Guedes SC, Rosiére CA, Barley M, Lobato L - 2002,   in   Proceedings, Iron Ore 2002 Conference, 9-11 September 2002, Perth, Western Australia, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 63-66.
Brazil - Urucum*
  • Iron and Manganese Deposits of the Urucum District, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil;   Urban H, Stribrny B, Lippolt HJ - 1992, Economic Geology, v87, pp 1375-1392.
* = Not on tour itinerary

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