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Analytical/Numerical Modeling of Komatiite Lava Emplacement and Thermal Erosion at Perseverance, Western Australia

Williams, D; Kerr, Ross; Lesher, C; Barnes, S


We have applied a thermal-fluid dynamic-geochemical model to investigate the emplacement and erosional potential of Archean komatiite flows at Perseverance, Western Australia. Perseverance has been proposed as a site of large-scale thermal erosion by large-volume komatiite eruption(s), resulting in a 100-150-m-deep lava channel containing one of the world's largest komatiite-hosted Fe-Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide deposits. Using constraints based on field, theoretical, and geochemical data, we have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
DOI: 10.1016/S0377-0273(01)00206-2


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