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Recycling of Proterozoic crust in Pleistocene juvenile magma and rapid formation of the Ok Tedi porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Papua New Guinea

van Dongen, M.; Weinberg, R; Tomkins, Andrew; Armstrong, Richard; Woodhead, Jonathan


We present an investigation of the combined U-Pb, O and Hf isotope composition of zircons from a giant porphyry copper-gold deposit, hosted in a shoshonitic intermediate intrusive complex of the Ok Tedi area in Papua New Guinea. This area is part of a Late Miocene-Pliocene collisional fold-and-thrust belt related to island arc accretion to the Australian plate. Cathodoluminescence and transmitted light imaging reveal distinct zircon textures such as spongy rims and inherited zircon cores....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Lithos
DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.09.003


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