Franco Pirajno

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 4702 Citations
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19982019
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Research Output 1998 2019

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15 Citations (Scopus)
gabbro
olivine
rare earth element
plateau
clinopyroxene
6 Citations (Scopus)

A magnetite-rich Cyprus-type VMS deposit in Ortaklar: A unique VMS style in the Tethyan metallogenic belt, Gaziantep, Turkey

Yıldırım, N., Dönmez, C., Kang, J., Lee, I., Pirajno, F., Yıldırım, E., Günay, K., Seo, J. H., Farquhar, J. & Chang, S. W., Dec 2016, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 79, p. 425-442

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ferrosoferric Oxide
magnetite
Deposits
Ores
Sulfides
16 Citations (Scopus)

A mineralogical study of the Suzdal sediment-hosted gold deposit, Eastern Kazakhstan: Implications for ore genesis

Kovalev, K. R., Kalinin, Y. A., Naumov, E. A., Pirajno, F. & Borisenko, A. S., 2009, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 35, 2, p. 186-205

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gold deposits
Gold
Ores
Sediments
gold
42 Citations (Scopus)

A review of the geological characteristics and geodynamic mechanisms of Late Paleozoic epithermal gold deposits in North Xinjiang, China

Yang, F., Mao, J., Bierlein, F., Pirajno, F., Zhao, C., Ye, H. & Liu, F., Apr 2009, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 35, 2, p. 217-234

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geodynamics
Gold deposits
geodynamics
Paleozoic
gold
229 Citations (Scopus)

A tectono-genetic model for porphyry-skarn-stratabound Cu-Au-Mo-Fe and magnetite-apatite deposits along the Middle-Lower Yangtze River Valley, Eastern China

Mao, J., Xie, G., Duan, C., Pirajno, F., Ishiyama, D. & Chen, Y., 2011, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 43, p. 294-314

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
57 Citations (Scopus)

Carboniferous-Permian extensive magmatism in the West Junggar, Xinjiang, northwestern China: Its geochemistry, geochronology, and petrogenesis

Gao, R., Xiao, L., Pirajno, F., Wang, G., He, X., Yang, G. & Yan, S., 1 Sep 2014, In : Lithos. 204, p. 125-143

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
Geochemistry
petrogenesis
geochronology
oceanic crust
2 Citations (Scopus)
sill
crustal contamination
mantle source
rare earth element
crystallization
144 Citations (Scopus)

Compositional polarity of Triassic granitoids in the Qinling Orogen, China: Implication for termination of the northernmost paleo-Tethys

Li, N., Chen, Y., Santosh, M. & Pirajno, F., Jan 2015, In : Gondwana Research. 27, 1, p. 244-257

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tethys
Triassic
craton
granite
continental collision
4 Citations (Scopus)

Copper-zinc albite porphyry in the Hersai porphyry copper deposit, East Junggar, China: A transition between late magmatic and hydrothermal porphyry copper deposit

Xu, X., Mao, Q., Li, X., Pirajno, F., Qu, X., Deng, G., Chen, D., Zhang, B. & Dong, L., Sep 2014, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 61, p. 141-156

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Copper deposits
albite
chalcopyrite
porphyry
sphalerite
6 Citations (Scopus)

Cretaceous magmatism and Mo mineralization in the South China Mo Province: U–Pb and Re–Os geochronology constraints from the Sanzhishu porphyry Mo deposit

Wang, Y., Zeng, Q., Liu, J. & Pirajno, F., 1 Mar 2017, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 81, Part 2, p. 912-924 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
porphyry
geochronology
magmatism
Deposits
148 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution of porphyry deposits in the Eurasian continent and their corresponding tectonic settings

Mao, J., Pirajno, F., Lehmann, B., Luo, M. & Berzina, A. P., 2014, In : Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 79, Part B, p. 576-584

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

porphyry
tectonic setting
Jurassic
felsic rock
temporal distribution
38 Citations (Scopus)

Early Mesozoic Mo mineralization in the Qinling Orogen: An overview

Li, N. & Pirajno, F., 1 Mar 2017, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 81, p. 431-450 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

porphyry
Deposits
mineralization
Ores
Quartz
124 Citations (Scopus)

Epithermal deposits in North Xinjiang, NW China

Chen, Y. J., Pirajno, F., Wu, G., Qi, J. P. & Xiong, X. L., 2012, In : International Journal of Earth Sciences. 101, 4, p. 889-917

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Epithermal deposits in South China: Geology, geochemistry, geochronology and tectonic setting

Zhong, J., Pirajno, F. & Chen, Y. J., 1 Feb 2017, In : Gondwana Research. 42, p. 193-219 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

epithermal deposit
tectonic setting
geochronology
geochemistry
geology
143 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for early life in Earth's oldest hydrothermal vent precipitates

Dodd, M. S., Papineau, D., Grenne, T., Slack, J. F., Rittner, M., Pirajno, F., O'Neil, J. & Little, C. T. S., 1 Mar 2017, In : Nature. 543, 7643, p. 60-64 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrothermal Vents
Vents
Carbonates
Precipitates
Earth (planet)
48 Citations (Scopus)
porphyry
Isotopes
fluid inclusion
Ores
Deposits
7 Citations (Scopus)

Extensional episodes in the Paleoproterozoic Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia, revealed by petrogenesis and geochronology of mafic–ultramafic rocks

Olierook, H. K. H., Sheppard, S., Johnson, S. P., Occhipinti, S. A., Reddy, S. M., Clark, C., Fletcher, I. R., Rasmussen, B., Zi, J. W., Pirajno, F., LaFlamme, C., Do, T., Ware, B., Blandthorn, E., Lindsay, M., Lu, Y. J., Crossley, R. J. & Erickson, T. M., 1 Mar 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 306, p. 22-40 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
petrogenesis
geochronology
Rocks
craton
153 Citations (Scopus)

Formation age and tectonic setting of the shirengou neoarchean banded iron deposit in eastern hebei province: Constraints from geochemistry and sims zircon u-pb dating

Zhang, L., Zhai, M., Zhang, X., Xiang, P., Dai, Y., Wang, C. & Pirajno, F., 2012, In : Precambrian Research. 222-223, p. 325-338

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Citations (Scopus)

Genesis of two different types of gold mineralization in the Linglong gold field, China: Constrains from geology, fluid inclusions and stable isotope

Wen, B., Fan, H., Santosh, M., Hu, F., Pirajno, F. & Yang, K., 2015, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 65, Part 3, p. 643-658

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geology
Isotopes
Gold
fluid inclusion
stable isotope
18 Citations (Scopus)
basalt
copper
magma
mantle
iron
10 Citations (Scopus)
49 Citations (Scopus)

Geochemistry of the huangshandong ni-cu deposit in northwestern China: Implications for the formation of magmatic sulfide mineralization in orogenic belts

Deng, Y., Song, X., Chen, L., Zhou, T., Pirajno, F., Yuan, F., Xie, W. & Zhang, D., Jan 2014, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 56, p. 181-198

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochemistry
Sulfides
orogenic belt
Deposits
geochemistry
92 Citations (Scopus)

Geochemistry of the Permian Kalatongke mafic intrusions, Northern Xinjiang, Northwest China: Implications for the genesis of magmatic Ni-Cu sulfide deposits

Zhang, Z., Mao, J., Chai, F., Yan, S., Chen, B. & Pirajno, F., 2009, In : Economic Geology. 104, 2, p. 185-203

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochemistry
Sulfides
geochemistry
intrusion
biotite
17 Citations (Scopus)

Geochronological framework of the Xiadian gold deposit in the Jiaodong province, China: Implications for the timing of gold mineralization

Ma, W. D., Fan, H. R., Liu, X., Pirajno, F., Hu, F. F., Yang, K. F., Yang, Y. H., Xu, W. G. & Jiang, P., 1 Jun 2017, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 86, p. 196-211 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gold deposits
Gold
gold
mineralization
Ores
23 Citations (Scopus)

Geochronology and geochemistry of the Shilu Cu-Mo deposit in the Yunkai area, Guangdong Province, South China and its implication

Zheng, W., Mao, J., Pirajno, F., Zhao, H., Zhao, C., Mao, Z. & Wang, Y., Jun 2015, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 67, 1, p. 382-398

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
Geochemistry
granodiorite
geochronology
Deposits
39 Citations (Scopus)

Geological, geochemical characteristics and isotope systematics of the Longqiao iron deposit in the Lu-Zong volcano-sedimentary basin, Middle-Lower Yangtze (Changjiang) River Valley, Eastern China

Taofa, Z., Mingan, W., Yu, F., Chao, D., Feng, Y., Lejun, Z., Jun, L., Bing, Q., Pirajno, F. & Cooke, D. R., 2011, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 43, p. 154-169

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

Geology, C-H-O-S-Pb isotope systematics and geochronology of the Yindongpo gold deposit, Tongbai Mountains, Central China: Implication for ore genesis

Zhang, J., Chen, Y., Pirajno, F., Deng, J., Chen, H. & Wang, C., 2013, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 53, p. 343-356

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
Gold deposits
Geology
Isotopes
geochronology
39 Citations (Scopus)

Geology, geochemistry and tectonic settings of the molybdenum deposits in South China: A review

Zhong, J., Chen, Y. J. & Pirajno, F., 1 Mar 2017, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 81, Part 2, p. 829-855 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molybdenum deposits
Quartz
Geochemistry
Tectonics
Geology
71 Citations (Scopus)

Geology, geochronology, fluid inclusion and h-o isotope geochemistry of the luoboling porphyry cu-mo deposit, zijinshan orefield, fujian province, china

Zhong, J., Chen, Y., Pirajno, F., Chen, J., Li, J., Qi, J. & Li, N., Mar 2014, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 57, p. 61-77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
Geochemistry
Geology
porphyry
Isotopes
10 Citations (Scopus)

Geology, S–Pb isotopes, and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the Zhaxikang Sb–Pb–Zn–Ag deposit in Southern Tibet: implications for multiple mineralization events at Zhaxikang

Sun, X., Zheng, Y., Pirajno, F., McCuaig, T. C., Yu, M., Xia, S., Song, Q. & Chang, H., Mar 2018, In : Mineralium Deposita. 53, 3, p. 435–458

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
geochronology
Tibet
Quartz
Carbonates
33 Citations (Scopus)

Geology, tectonic settings and iron ore metallogenesis associated with submarine volcanism in China: An overview

Hou, T., Zhang, Z., Pirajno, F., Santosh, M., Encarnación, J. P., Liu, J., Zhao, Z. & Zhang, L., Mar 2014, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 57, p. 498-517

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

metallogenesis
Iron ores
Tectonics
Geology
iron ore
10 Citations (Scopus)

Geology and geochemistry of the Macheng Algoma-type banded iron-formation, North China Craton: Constraints on mineralization events and genesis of high-grade iron ores

Wu, H., Niu, X., Zhang, L., Pirajno, F., Luo, H., Qin, F., Cui, M., Wang, C. & Qi, M., 2015, In : Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 113, Part 3, p. 1179-1196

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

banded iron formation
ore grade
iron ore
craton
geochemistry
47 Citations (Scopus)

Integrated U-Pb and Sm-Nd geochronology for a REE-rich carbonatite dyke at the giant Bayan Obo REE deposit, Northern China

Fan, H., Hu, F., Yang, K., Pirajno, F., Liu, X. & Wang, K., Dec 2014, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 63, p. 510-519

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
carbonatite
Rare earth elements
geochronology
dike
43 Citations (Scopus)
carbonatite
mantle plume
partial melting
magmatism
mineralization
87 Citations (Scopus)

Intracontinental porphyry and porphyry-skarn mineral systems in Eastern China: Scrutiny of a special case "made-in-China"

Pirajno, F. & Zhou, T., 1 May 2015, In : Economic Geology. 110, 3, p. 603-629

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

skarn
porphyry
Minerals
China
Deposits
177 Citations (Scopus)

Intraplate magmatism in Central Asia and China and associated metallogeny

Pirajno, F., Ernst, R., Borisenko, A. S., Fedoseev, G. & Naumov, E. A., Apr 2009, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 35, 2, p. 114-136

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magmatism
Rare Earth Metals
Deposits
lode deposit
Igneous rocks
127 Citations (Scopus)
Gold deposits
diatreme
Isotopes
fluid inclusion
Ores
94 Citations (Scopus)

LA-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb dating, trace element and Hf isotope geochemistry of the Heyu granite batholith, eastern Qinling, central China: Implications for Mesozoic tectono-magmatic evolution

Li, N., Chen, Y-J., Pirajno, F., Gong, H-J., Mao, S-D. & Ni, Z-Y., 2012, In : Lithos. 142-143, p. 34-47

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

206 Citations (Scopus)

Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous granitoid magmatism in Eastern Qinling, central-eastern China: SHRIMP zircon U-Pb ages and tectonic implications

Mao, J-W., Xie, G-Q., Pirajno, F., Ye, H-S., Wang, Y-B., Li, Y-F., Xiang, J-F. & Zhao, H-J., 2010, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 57, p. 51-78

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

325 Citations (Scopus)

Major types and time-space distribution of Mesozoic ore deposits in South China and their geodynamic settings

Jingwen, M., Yanbo, C., Maohong, C. & Pirajno, F., 2013, In : Mineralium Deposita. 48, 3, p. 267-294

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geodynamics
Ore deposits
geodynamics
ore deposit
China
34 Citations (Scopus)

Mantle plumes, supercontinents, intracontinental rifting and mineral systems

Pirajno, F. & Santosh, M., Apr 2015, In : Precambrian Research. 259, p. 243-261

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mineral resources
supercontinent
mantle plume
Ores
rifting
48 Citations (Scopus)

Mantle structure and dynamics under East Russia and adjacent regions

Zhao, D., Pirajno, F., Dobretsov, N. L. & Liu, L., 2010, In : Russian Geology and Geophysics. 51, p. 925-938

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

199 Citations (Scopus)

Mesozoic molybdenum deposits in the east Qinling-Dabie orogenic belt: Characteristics and tectonic settings

Mao, J. W., Pirajno, F., Xiang, J. F., Gao, J. J., Ye, H. S., Li, Y. F. & Guo, B. J., 2011, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 43, p. 264-293

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Mineralogical association and Ni-Co deportment in the Wingellina oxide-type laterite deposit (Western Australia)

Putzolu, F., Balassone, G., Boni, M., Maczurad, M., Mondillo, N., Najorka, J. & Pirajno, F., 1 Jun 2018, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 97, p. 21-34 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

laterite
Oxides
Deposits
Association reactions
oxide

Minimal biomass deposition in banded iron formations inferred from organic matter and clay relationships

Dodd, M. S., Papineau, D., Pirajno, F., Wan, Y. & Karhu, J. A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 5022.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
biomass
Biomass
Biological materials
clays
Iron