Applied mineral exploration methods, hydrothermal fluids,
baro-acoustic decrepitation, CO2 rich fluids
Additional data about how many
fluid inclusions in a sample actually decrepitate on heating?
In the previous discussion, only one of
the 4 samples studied was described. The full data for all 4 samples is
All of the samples were collected from the Pine Creek region, 200 Km
south of Darwin, NT, Australia. This region has been an area of minor
gold production since the mid 1800's.
PCB4 contains CO2
rich fluid inclusions and has quite intense decrepitation.
PCB5 contains essentially no CO2 rich fluid inclusions.
PCE3 contains a small number of gas rich CO2 fluid inclusions.
PCE15 contains no CO2 rich fluid inclusions.
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