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

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Ballarat Region

Presumably unmineralised quartz from the university grounds near Ballarat.

3 samples from surface quartz outcrop from the grounds of the Ballarat university were collected.  These were presumed to be distant to mineralisation.  These 3 samples show 2 distinct types of quartz, with 2 of the samples having high CO2 levels which might indicate a relation with gold mineralisation despite  the lack of known nearby workings.

The university area is less than 5Km south of major mines in Ballarat and only about 2 Km north of extensive mines in Bunniyong. In addition, some old deep lead  alluvial workings nearby appear to have been sourced from the university area. It seems likely that the quartz from the University grounds is either mineralised or related to mineralisation and these samples cannot reliably be considered as unmineralised background controls.

Run h82, Sample 1467A, Very milky, wh qz
Run h83, Sample 1467B, Milky, semi-transl wh qz
Run h84, Sample 1467C, Milky, semi-transl wh qz

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