Ore deposit types. We discuss the geological setting, formation conditions, ore minerals and important examples.
MIAC: the next big thing in Mineral Deposits?
Deposit models are the cornerstone of economic geology. They help us classify, understand, and find mineral deposits. Some deposits, however,…Read More »
Five-Element Veins: A Little-Understood Silver & Cobalt Source
Five-element (silver (Ag) – cobalt (Co) – nickel (Ni) – bismuth (Bi) – arsenic (As)) vein deposits have been mined…Read More »
Tenor and Magmatic Ni Deposits
The viability of most deposits is determined mainly by two factors: tonnage and grade. In magmatic nickel (Ni) deposits, however,…Read More »
Sediment-hosted Stratiform Copper Deposits: The Future of Copper and Cobalt Mining?
Sediment-hosted Stratiform Copper (SSC) deposits have long been an important, but often overlooked, source of copper. Accounting for about 20%…Read More »
Epithermal Gold Deposits
Epithermal gold deposits are among the richest gold deposits in the world, with some bonanza-grade ore shoots containing more than…Read More »
Canadian Greenstone Belts
Greenstone belts represent some of the oldest records of the Earth’s history and host significant mineral deposits. Thus, they are…Read More »
Uranium Unconformity Deposits
When it comes to forming deposits, Uranium (U) is a uniquely versatile element. With no less than 15 deposit types…Read More »
Hard Rock Lithium Deposits
Outline As the world shifts to a green economy, the rush for commodities that can power this transition gains momentum.…Read More »
Helium Mining – Now Is The Time
Introduction Although helium is quite abundant in the universe, it is rather scarce here on Earth. It is so light…Read More »