W.L. Pohl:
Economic Geology, Principles and Practice: Metals, Minerals, Coal and Hydrocarbons — an Introduction to Formation and Sustainable Exploitation of Mineral Deposits

(published April 2011)

Chapter 1: Geological Ore Formation Process Systems (Metallogenesis)


1.1 Magmatic Ore Formation Systems

Orthomagmatic Ore Formation

Ore Deposits at Mid-Oceanic Ridges and in Ophiolites

Ore Formation related to Alkaline Magmatic Rocks, Carbonatites and Kimberlites

Granitoids and Ore Formation Processes

Ore Deposits in Pegmatites

Hydrothermal Ore Formation

Methods of Genetic Investigations (1) Isotope geochemistry: the origin of water and minerals, and the age determination of hydrothermal mineral deposits

Methods of Genetic Investigations (2) Temperature and pressure of hydrothermal ore formation

Methods of Genetic Investigations (3) Mineral succession, textures and structures of hydrothermal mineral deposits

Methods of Genetic Investigations (4) Hydrothermal host rock alteration

Skarn- and Contact-Metasomatic Ore Deposits

Porphyry Copper (Mo-Au-Sn-W) Deposits

Hydrothermal-Metasomatic Ore Deposits

Hydrothermal Vein Deposits

Volcanogenic Ore Deposits

1.2 Supergene Ore Formation Systems

Residual (Eluvial) Ore Deposits

Supergene Enrichment by Descending Solutions

Infiltration as an Agent of Ore Formation

1.3 Sedimentary Ore Formation Systems

Black Shales in Metallogenesis

Placer Deposits

Autochthonous Iron and Manganese Deposits

Sediment-Hosted, Submarine-Exhalative (Sedex) Base Metal Deposits

1.4 Diagenetic Ore Formation Systems

The European Copper Shale

Diagenetic-Hydrothermal Carbonate-Hosted Pb-Zn (F-Ba) Deposits

Diagenetic-Hydrothermal Ore Formation Related to Salt Diapirs

1.5 Metamorphic and Metamorphosed Ore Deposits

1.6 Metamorphogenic Ore Formation Systems

1.7 Metallogeny – Ore Deposit Formation in Space and Time

Metallogenic Epochs and Provinces

Metallogeny and Plate Tectonics

The Metallogenic Evolution of Europe

1.8 Genetic Classification of Ore and Mineral Deposits

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