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Tourmaline geochemistry and cassiterite geochronology of highly evolved tin granites and their hydrothermal systems in eastern Australia

Carr, Patrick

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Three models have been proposed for cassiterite (SnO2) mineralisation in magmatic–hydrothermal environments: (1) magmatic crystallisation from a granitic melt, (2) late-stage magmatic partition of Sn into a fluid or vapour phase and subsequent cassiterite deposition, and (3) hydrothermal leaching of Sn from granite and/or country rocks and subsequent deposition. The complex chemistry of the ‘tin’ granites, and the large and pervasive hydrothermal systems which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164200
DOI: 10.25911/5d11f878dddff

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