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Gold and metal enrichment in natural granitic melts during fractional crystallization

Mustard, Roger; Ulrich, Thomas; Kamenetsky, Vadim S; Mernagh, Terrence

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Metal evolution in a composite granitic pluton was tracked by analyzing melt inclusions in 11 quartz samples from 7 zones at the Timbarra gold deposit, Australia. We present the first quantitative microanalyses of gold (Au) in granitic silicate melt inclusions using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass-spectrometry and show how Au and other metals become enriched during fractional crystallization in a granite intrusion. Au was enriched during fractionation from a monzogranite to a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29963
Source: Geology
DOI: 10.1130/G22141.1

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