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Early hydrothermal alteration stages at the giant San Rafael tin deposit, Peru

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Chauvet, Alain
Laurent, Oscar
Dini, Andrea
Kalinaj, Miroslav
Published in Proceedings of the 15th SGA Biennial Meeting, 27-30 August 2019, Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow, Scotland - 27-30 August, 2019 - . 2019
Abstract At the giant tin deposit of San Rafael, Peru, the early hydrothermal stages, preceding the economic tin mineralization, include successively: 1) potassic alteration represented by hydrothermal K-feldspar altering magmatic plagioclase; 2) sericite replacing magmatic plagioclase in the ground mass and hydrothermal K-feldspar, with greisen formation in the apical part of the intrusion; 3) widespread albitic alteration, both disseminated and as intense replacement along fractures, overprinting and obliterating the previous stages; 4) quartz-tourmaline veins rimmed by albitic alteration halos. In this contribution, the greisen-style alteration and sodic alteration, are studied in depth. Trace element analysis of hydrothermal albite reveals a marked enrichment in incompatible elements (B, Rb, Cs) compared to magmatic plagioclase, suggesting albitization was triggered by magmatic fluids exsolved from an evolved silicate melt.
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GIALLI, Stefano et al. Early hydrothermal alteration stages at the giant San Rafael tin deposit, Peru. In: Proceedings of the 15th SGA Biennial Meeting, 27-30 August 2019, Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow, Scotland. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2019. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:123632

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