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Zn and Pb mobility during metamorphism of sedimentary rocks and potential implications for some base metal deposits

Hammerli, Johannes; Spandler, Carl; Oliver, Nicholas H. S; Sossi, Paolo; Dipple, Greg


Comprehension of the genesis of Pb-Zn ore systems is currently limited by a poor understanding of where these metals are sourced from. Our study of metal mobility during regional metamorphism in the Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia, demonstrates that in staurolite-absent siliciclastic metasedimentary rocks, biotite contains >80 % of the bulk rock Zn, as well as a considerable proportion of the total Pb. Fluid flow through these metasedimentary rocks led to a continuous depletion of Pb and Zn...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Mineralium Deposita
DOI: 10.1007/s00126-015-0600-5


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