Tracing multiscale mineral system processes through sulfur isotopography

Vikraman Selvaraja

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    The cycle of sulfur In the earth's crust is a critical aspect of understanding the sources, pathways and processes governing the formation of many mineral systems. In my study, the cryptic source and transport processes of sulfur, a key ligand in the transport and deposition of gold and thus an exploration vector for it, are investigated. My results show that Archaean sulfur with a +MIF-S anomaly (d33S, d36S) from carbonaceous rocks Is a major contributor of sulfur to gold mineralising systems in both the Archaean and the Paleoproterozoic supporting the sedimentary derivation of gold in many gold deposits.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Fiorentini, Marco, Supervisor
    • Martin, Laure, Supervisor
    • Pirajno, Franco, Supervisor
    • McCuaig, Cam, Supervisor
    Award date8 Dec 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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