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Multidisciplinary petro-geo-thermochronological approach to ore deposit exploration

Bernet, Matthias; Piraquive, Alejandro; Urueña, Cindy LU ; López-Isaza, Julián Andrés; Bermúdez, Mauricio A.; Zuluaga, Carlos; Amaya, Sergio and Villamizar, Nicolás (2019) In Ore Geology Reviews 112(Sept. ).
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The continuous search for mineral resources such as gold, copper and base metals etc. requires a refined understanding of the thermal evolution and exhumation history of potential exploration targets, as only ore deposits can be exploited that have been exhumed to the surface or near to the surface. In order to better understand the exhumation history of the ore deposits a multidisciplinary approach using single grain geo- and thermochronology double/triple dating in combination with other geochemical, fluid inclusion and petrological analyses, can significantly support prospecting for such resources, particularly in frontier areas, where little geological information exists. Geo-thermochronology provides information on the timing of... (More)

The continuous search for mineral resources such as gold, copper and base metals etc. requires a refined understanding of the thermal evolution and exhumation history of potential exploration targets, as only ore deposits can be exploited that have been exhumed to the surface or near to the surface. In order to better understand the exhumation history of the ore deposits a multidisciplinary approach using single grain geo- and thermochronology double/triple dating in combination with other geochemical, fluid inclusion and petrological analyses, can significantly support prospecting for such resources, particularly in frontier areas, where little geological information exists. Geo-thermochronology provides information on the timing of initial host rock crystallization, ore deposit formation and subsequent exhumation as the thermal history can be modelled and exhumation rates can be determined. Here we present a methodological outline on which single-grain double/triple-dating techniques can be used, what sampling strategies may be applied, and how the data may be interpreted.

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Exhumation, Exploration, Geochronology, Low-temperature thermochronology, Ore deposits, Prospecting
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Ore Geology Reviews
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112
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Sept.
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0169-1368
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10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.103017
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  author       = {Bernet, Matthias and Piraquive, Alejandro and Urueña, Cindy and López-Isaza, Julián Andrés and Bermúdez, Mauricio A. and Zuluaga, Carlos and Amaya, Sergio and Villamizar, Nicolás},
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  keyword      = {Exhumation,Exploration,Geochronology,Low-temperature thermochronology,Ore deposits,Prospecting},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Sept. },
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Ore Geology Reviews},
  title        = {Multidisciplinary petro-geo-thermochronological approach to ore deposit exploration},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.103017},
  volume       = {112},
  year         = {2019},
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