EARLY, DEEP MAGNETITE-FLUORAPATITE MINERALIZATION AT THE OLYMPIC DAM Cu-U-Au-Ag DEPOSIT, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Olga B Apukhtina, Vadim S Kamenetsky, Kathy Ehrig, Maya B Kamenetsky, Roland Maas, Jay Thompson, Jocelyn McPhie, Cristiana L Ciobanu, Nigel J Cook
Economic Geology | SOC ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS, INC | Published : 2017
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This study was funded by BHP Billiton Olympic Dam and the Australian Research Council (Linkage Grant LP 130100438 "The supergiant Olympic Dam U-Cu-Au-REE ore deposit: Towards a new genetic model"). Cristiana L. Ciobanu and Nigel J. Cook acknowledge funding from the "FOX" project ("Trace elements in iron oxides: Deportment, distribution and application in ore genesis, geochronology, exploration and mineral processing"), supported by BHP Billiton Olympic Dam and the South Australian Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence. We gratefully acknowledge Paul Olin, Sebastien Meffre, and Karsten Goemann (all University of Tasmania) for assistance with various LA-ICPMS analyses. Alexander Cherry and Matthew Ferguson (Ph.D. students at the University of Tasmania) are thanked for a careful reading of the manuscript. Thoughtful comments by journal reviewers (Leonid A. Neymark and an anonymous referee) and by associate editor John F. Slack helped improve clarity and presentation.