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

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posted on 2019-10-15, 03:12 authored 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.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Joel Brugger

Additional supervisor 1

Andy Tomkins

Additional supervisor 2

Barbara Etschmann

Additional supervisor 3

Yuan Mei

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Additional Institution or Organisation

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science