Applied mineral exploration methods, hydrothermal fluids, baro-acoustic decrepitation, CO2 rich fluids

How CO2 inclusions form from aqueous fluids

Understanding heterogeneous fluids : why gold is not transported in CO2 fluids

Gold-quartz deposits form from aqueous heterogeneous fluids: NOT from CO2 fluids

Inclusion shapes can prove heterogeneous FI trapping

Disproportional FI trapping from heterogeneous fluids explains gas-dominant systems

A discussion of H2 analysis by mass spectrometry

A mechanism to form H2 in the MS ioniser during analyses


Sangan skarn Fe deposits, Iran

New model 205 decreptiometer

Studies of 6 Pegmatite deposits

A study of the Gejiu tin mine, China

Exploration using palaeo-hydrothermal fluids

Using opaque minerals to understand ore fluids

Understanding baro-acoustic decrepitation.

An introduction to fluid inclusions and mineral exploration applications.

 Interesting Conferences:

AGCC expo, Adelaide, Aust. Oct. 14-18 2018


ECROFI, June 24-26, Budapest, Hungary

AOGS, Singapore, 28 Jul-2 Aug 2019

SGA, Glasgow Scotland, Aug. 27-30 2019

Comprehensive Geology Conference Calendar


Galena is ductile with a strong cleavage and is not expected to be a good host for fluid inclusions.

Galena samples from various deposits do show good decrepitation, but interpretation of the decrepitation temperature is uncertain and may be dominated by post entrapment recrystallization events.  The woodcutters and Broken Hill deposits have both been deformed and they show much higher decrepitation than the Sullivan deposit which is less deformed. Perhaps the decrepitation intensity is indicative of post-entrapment deformation and recrystallisation events. If so, then most of the Tunisian samples seem to have been recrystallized.  (A separate discussion of all samples from Tunisa is here)


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