Post-VMS mineralization deformations (1880–1820 Ma) of the Skellefte district (Sweden): insights from the spatial pattern of VMS occurrences

Carranza, Emmanuel John M., and Sadeghi, Martiya (2014) Post-VMS mineralization deformations (1880–1820 Ma) of the Skellefte district (Sweden): insights from the spatial pattern of VMS occurrences. Frontiers of Earth Science, 8 (3). pp. 319-324.

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Abstract

In the last two to three decades or so, the spatial pattern of mineral occurrences of a deposit-type has been studied to derive insights to mineralization controls and assist mineral exploration. In the Skellefte district, Fry plots of volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) mines/prospects reveal patterns that are likely due to postmineralization deformation events. The fractal dimensions of the spatial patterns of the present-day VMS mines/prospects and that of the 'original' VMS deposits support the concept that spatial patterns of mineral deposits are spatially-invariant. Therefore, analysis of the spatial pattern of mineral deposits is useful not only in research about pre- and syn-mineralization geological settings but also post-mineralization geological settings.

Item ID: 33921
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2095-0195
Keywords: fractal, Fry analysis, mineral deposits, structural history, orogenic belts
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 00:43
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040312 Structural Geology @ 10%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040313 Tectonics @ 40%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8499 Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 849999 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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