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

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?

News:

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


Viewpoints

Research by Liu et.al. 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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