4D evolution of the Sadiola-Yatela gold district, Kédougou-Kénieba inlier, West Africa

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    Abstract

    The Kedougou-Kenieba inlier is the westernmost exposure of Birimian crust (ca. 2250-2050 Ma) in the West African Craton and a world-class gold province. Combining a multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach, this study undertook a 4D reconstruction of the Sadiola-Yatela gold system by integrating the structural, metamorphic, magmatic, and metasomatic history of the deposits with respect to regional geology and tectonics. Despite sharing similar relative timing and deformation history with major gold deposits of the Kedougou-Kenieba inlier, the deposits of the Sadiola-Yatela gold camp exhibit contrasted ore paragenesis and provide rare examples of carbonate-hosted gold mineralisation in the West African Craton.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date10 Jun 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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