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


Chert gives little or no decrepitation at all, in contrast to most vein quartz and this can be useful to discriminate between them. The Cosmo Howley and Enterprise are gold mines hosted in proterozoic sediments in NT, Australia and the Victory gold mine is hosted in Archaen greenstones near Kalgoorlie, WA. In each mine the cherts are easily discriminated from the gold bearing quartz veins using decrepitation. In theory, mapping should permit recognition of these sample types, but in practice many misclassifications of the samples have occurred, highlighting the need for a technique such as decrepitation. One sample of ore bearing vein quartz from the Victory mine is included for comparison. Note also the prominent low temperature peak on this sample, caused by CO2 rich inclusions.

Location map of Australian deposits


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