Applied mineral exploration methods, hydrothermal fluids, baro-acoustic decrepitation, CO2 rich fluids
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Forensic tests on soil samples

Gold at Okote, Ethiopia

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Do IOCG deposits form from CO2 fluids?

How CO2 inclusions form from aqueous fluids (UPDATED)

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

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


Discussions why H2 analysis by mass spectrometry is wrong



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Kalgoorlie Au data

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.



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ECROFI 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Calcite


Decrepitation is usually extremely intense, but at unusually high temperatures given the typically low formation temperature of calcite.

This sample is from the Bou Jaber mine in Tunisia, a small, limestone hosted karst breccia with Pb, Zn, F and Ba mineralization. Fluid inclusion homogenization data in barite and fluorite indicate a formation temperature of 90-120 C from hydrocarbon rich source fluids. Calcite and other carbonates have decrepitation peaks ranging from 400 to 800 C which do not reflect formation temperature.
 


 
 

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