The mining industry continually needs new ideas and models to focus scarce exploration funds to the most prospective areas containing the next generation of ore deposits. This
course will provide a state-of-the-art update on the geology, genesis, and exploration for magmatic and magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits, including Ultramafic and mafic
associated Ni-Cu-(PGE), PGE-(Cu)-(Ni), Cr, and Fe-Ti-V systems, and intermediate-felsic associated porphyry Cu-Mo-Au, intrusion-related Au and rare-metal ore systems. Each topic will include theory (magma fertility, magma emplacement, metal transport, deposition) and world-class case studies. Emphasis will be placed on updated/ expanded interpretations of relatively new deposit types (e.g., conduit-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE and Cr systems, post-subduction porphyry Cu-Au) and variations to models that may open new exploration opportunities.
Michael Lesher, Laurentian University
Jeremy P. Richards, Laurentian University
Michel Houle, Geological Survey of Canada
LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE
Participants should have a BSc in Geology.
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