Studies of VHMS-related alteration: geochemical and mineralogical vectors to ore CODES/AMIRA Project P.439 Report 2, May 1996
Gifkins, CC and Allen, RL and Stolz, AJ and Duhig, N and McPhie, J and Wyman, B and Davidson, GJ and Eggins, SM and Fulton, R and Large, RR and Hill, AP and Sharpe, R and Yang, K and Gemmell, JB (1996) Studies of VHMS-related alteration: geochemical and mineralogical vectors to ore CODES/AMIRA Project P.439 Report 2, May 1996. Technical Report. CODES/AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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This is the second major report on the project, coming
twelve months after the commencement of the project in May 1995. Major advances over the last six months have occurred in the following areas:
REGIONAL VOLCANIC FACIES, ALTERATION AND GEOCHEMISTRY IN THE MRV
Mapping and sample collection took place along three
major east-west traverses selected to provide exposure
to a range of volcanic facies and alteration styles:
• Mt Black to Murchison Gorge
• Halls Rivulet Canal-Hercules-Red Hi1ls-Anthony Dam
• Jukes Road across CVC and EQP sequences
Reports on the preliminary results are given for each
traverse. Detailed petrography, alteration mineralogy,
geochemistry and volcanic facies analysis will proceed
over the next six months. This data will form an important base line for the MRV database.
ORE DEPOSIT CASE STUDIES
Progress reports for the case studies at Hellyer, Rosebery, Thalanga and Gossan Hill are presented in this report. All these studies are at an early stage of
development and represent MSc and PhD research by three students, supported by Bruce Gemmell, Rod Allen and Jocelyn McPhie.
GEOCHEMICAL DATABASE FOR MRV
The MRV database is partially completed, and a
pre1iminary assessment of the primary geochemistry and alteration geochemistry are presented. A series of alteration vectors are presented and discussed, however, considerably more research is required to refine these vectors by including the regional traverses and ore deposit case studies into the database.
We wish to acknowledge the support of the companies who have provided access to their deposits and exploration areas for the purposes of this project
Ross R. Large
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