Category Archives: Stable Isotopes

Recently published: Economic Geology Special Issue on the Pebble Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo Deposit

The May issue of Economic Geology is a special issue on the Pebble Cu-Au-Mo deposit,  located near Iliamna, Alaska, edited by Karen Kelley, James Lang, and Robert Eppinger.  The issue is the culmination of a multi-year, multi-disciplinary collaborative research project between … Continue reading

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Classic papers in Economic Geology: Fallick et al. (2001) – Bacteria were responsible for the magnitude of the world-class hydrothermal base metal base metal sulfide deposit at Navan, Ireland

Irish-type zinc-lead deposits represent a distinctive sub-class of the carbonate-hosted zinc-lead deposit family, having geological features and genetic models that are hybrids between sedimentary exhalative (SEDEX; also known as clastic zinc-lead deposits) and Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) deposits.  They are important … Continue reading

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Subduction Origin for Eclogite-type Diamonds

A recent paper by Schultze et al. in Geology provides constraints on the origin of carbon and diamonds.  The paper argues that eclogite-type diamonds are formed from recycled subducted oceanic crust.  The study utilized the carbon and oxygen isotopes of carbonate … Continue reading

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