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Sulfide melt inclusions as evidence for the existence of a sulfide partial melt at Broken Hill, Australia

Sparks, Heather; Mavrogenes, John

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Polyphase sulfide melt inclusions are hosted within garnetite rocks and quartz veins in garnetite surrounding droppers and large masses of the orebody at Broken Hill, Australia, and record the presence of a former sulfide melt. Sulfide melt inclusions are either primary or occur along healed fractures in both garnets and quartz veins. Common daughter minerals in the inclusions are galena, sphalerite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite-tennantite, and minor amounts of argentite, bornite,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81516
Source: Economic Geology; Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
DOI: 10.2113/gsecongeo.100.4.773

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