Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization

  • Daniel Müller
  • David I. Groves

Part of the Mineral Resource Reviews book series (MIRERE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 1-7
  3. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 9-17
  4. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 19-52
  5. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 77-96
  6. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 203-226
  7. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 247-256
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-311

About this book


This book reviews the geochemical and petrological characteristics of potassic igneous rock complexes, and investigates the different tectonic settings in which these rocks occur. The authors provide an overview and classification of these rocks and elucidate the geochemical differences between barren and mineralized potassic igneous complexes. High-K rocks host a number of epithermal gold and porphyry copper-gold deposits. In recent years, there has also been growing recognition of an association of such rocks with iron-oxide copper-gold (IOCG) deposits, intrusion-related gold deposits (IRGDs) and possibly even Carlin-type gold deposits. This book is not only relevant to academic petrologists working on alkaline rocks, but also to exploration geologists prospecting for epithermal gold and/or porphyry copper-gold deposits in modern and ancient terrains. This fourth, updated and expanded edition incorporates new data and references from Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, Greece, Iran, Mongolia, North America, Russia and Turkey, including new maps and sections and new color plates of high-grade gold-copper ore from major deposits hosted by potassic igneous rocks.


Copper Mineralization Exploration Target Generation Gold Mineralization Petrology and Mineralogy Potassic Igneous Rocks

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Müller
    • 1
  • David I. Groves
    • 2
  1. 1.EschbornGermany
  2. 2.Department of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23050-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23051-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0559
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0567
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