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

Thermodynamics shows Au is insoluble in CO2 fluids

Do IOCG deposits form from CO2 rich fluids?

Inclusion shapes can prove heterogeneous 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

Why don't Exploration geologists understand fluid inclusions?


New model 205 decreptiometer

Studies of 6 Pegmatite deposits

A study of the Gejiu tin mine, China

Data on MVT Pb-Zn deposits, Tunisia

Data from Hall and Mt Hope Mo, Nevada

A magnetite study - Bergslagen region, Sweden

Exploration using palaeo-hydrothermal fluids

Using opaque minerals to understand ore fluids

Decrepitation using Fe-oxide opaques

Understanding baro-acoustic decrepitation.

An introduction to fluid inclusions and mineral exploration applications.

 Interesting Conferences:

Futores II, June 4-7, Townsville, Australia

ECROFI 2017, June 23-29, Nancy, France

AOGS 14th, Aug 6-11, Singapore

SGA 2017, Aug. 20-23, Quebec city, Canada

SEG 2017, Sept. 17-20, Beijing, China

Exploration 17, Oct. 21-25, Toronto, Canada

AAG 2017 at RFG2018, June 16-21 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Comprehensive Geology Conference Calendar


Research by Liu shows a negative correlation between gold solubility and CO2 content in fluids. This confirms other discussions below which point out that mis-interpretation of heterogeneous fluids is the real explanation of anhydrous CO2 fluid inclusions found in some gold deposits.
Boiling epithermal fluid systems and immiscible CO2 - aqueous fluid systems are both heterogeneous fluids, but they are very different and must be interpreted differently.
By: Kingsley Burlinson, November 2014
Inclusion morphology can indicate that gas filled inclusions must have formed as bubbles within a liquid rather than being trapped from a purely gas host phase fluid.
By: Kingsley Burlinson, June 2014

A discussion disputing published work which wrongly claims to prove that gold is transported in pure CO2 fluids.
By: Kingsley Burlinson, September 2013

A discussion of the serious errors in analysis of hydrogen within fluid inclusions by mass spectrometry.
By: Kingsley Burlinson, September 2013

By:  Kingsley Burlinson,   July 2012
By:  Kingsley Burlinson,  April 2013
Fluid inclusion information is particularly useful in exploration for porphyry copper deposits, but was completely ignored during exploration at the Cadia mine, NSW, Australia.
By:   Kingsley Burlinson,   May 2012
A discussion disputing the transport of gold in pure CO2 fluids
By:  Kingsley Burlinson,   September 2011

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