Fluid-rock interaction in forming large ore deposits: metal mobilization, upgrading and mineral replacement reactions

2019-10-15T03:12:55Z (GMT) by YANLU XING
Fluid-rock interactions are key to controlling metal mobility from source to sink in hydrothermal ore systems. This thesis investigated several aspects that affect fluid-rock interaction, including metal hydrothermal mobilization, metal partitioning during fluid-mineral equilibria, and mechanisms of fluid-mediated mineral replacement reactions. Furthermore, we discussed the influence of these factors on the formation of large and giant hydrothermal ore deposits.