Nickel Sulfide Ores and Impact Melts: Origin of the Sudbury Igneous Complex presents a current state of understanding on the geology and ore deposits of the Sudbury Igneous Complex in Ontario, Canada. As the first complete reference on the subject, this book explores the linkage between the processes of meteorite impact, melt sheet formation, differentiation, sulfide immiscibility and metal collection, and the localization of ores by magmatic and post-magmatic processes.
The discovery of new ore deposits requires industry and government scientists and academic scholars to have access to the latest understanding of ore formation process models that link to the mineralization of their host rocks. The ore deposits at Sudbury are one of the world's largest ore systems, representing a classic case study that brings together very diverse datasets and ways of thinking.
This book is designed to emphasize concepts that can be applied across a broad range of ore deposit types beyond Sudbury and nickel deposit geology. It is an essential resource for exploration geologists, university researchers, and government scientists, and can be used in rock and mineral analysis, remote sensing, and geophysical applications.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 680
Weight: 1380 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 33 mm
"This book constitutes an invaluable resource for anyone exploring for or doing research on magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulphide ores. The book is very well written, providing a comprehensive account of the geology one of the world's great mining camps. The many illustrations are excellent and much of the critical information is summarized in tables, making the book highly useable." --Ore Geology Reviews
"This book is essential to students, researchers, academic, and industrial professional geologists when dealing with magmatic nickel sulfide mineral systems." --Mineralium Deposita
"The publication of Nickel Sulphide Ores and Impact Melts marks the first time that a century of industry and academic learning have been integrated to provide a comprehensive model of the formation of the Sudbury Structure and its ores."
"Within the pages of this book lies all the information needed for a modern understanding of the geology, petrology, geochemistry and metallogeny of the Sudbury basin, establishing it as an indispensable resource for students, academics and industry professionals with interests in magmatic ore deposits."
"The importance of the book cannot be overstated; it establishes a new level of understanding of the Sudbury Structure that will underpin the next generation of research and discovery."
Lisa Gibson, Project Geologist, Sudbury Basin Group, Vale Brownfields Exploration