Processes governing ore formation in the Bushveld Complex and other mafic and ultramafic magmatic systems (IAGOD-CODMUR sponsored)
Mafic-ultramafic magmatic systems are the world’s most important repositories of Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide and Cr-V-Fe-oxide deposits, with the style, grade and size of deposit governed by a range of processes. This special session will cover all aspects of ore-forming processes associated with mafic-ultramafic magmatic systems, including, but not exclusive to, the Bushveld Complex of South Africa. The emphasis will be on emplacement dynamics, processes that trigger sulfide saturation, precious and base metal partitioning, physical and chemical associations of metals with sulfides and oxides, the role of crustal contamination, alteration and upgrading processes, and advancements in exploration models, especially for unconventional styles of deposit. New developments in our understanding of established deposits are also welcomed. This session is affiliated with IAGOD.
David Holwell and Rais Latypov