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Magmas, Fluids, and Metals

The vision of the CET in Magmas, Fluids and Metals is to offer a multi-scale integrated research unit focused on understanding the relationships between dynamic igneous systems and mineralisation processes.

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  • 31 August 2014

    Chasing Footprints of an Elusive Quarry

    Remobilization of metals during post-deposition hydrothermal alteration of magmatic sulfide ores has the potential to produce distinct haloes far greater in scale than the source ore body. Recognition of such dispersed signatures may dramatically enlarge the detectable footprin...

    Margaux Le Vaillant

  • 28 February 2014

    A Social License to Undertake Research

    Modern research science is a capital-intensive industry. Scientific resources and agencies are concentrated in wealthy developed nations with the economic and infrastructure base to support such fundamental endeavours. Nature, however, respects no such distinctions - and we com...

    Mark Jessell, Geoff Batt

  • 28 February 2014

    The ongoing search for Hadean crust on Earth

    The familiar concentric layer cake structure of the Earth depicted in textbooks formed within a few hundred million years of the accretion of the planet. This is when the metallic core segregated, the oceans condensed, the atmosphere outgassed and the first rocky crust formed....

    Tony Kemp

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Did diamond-bearing orangeites originate from MARID-veined peridotites in the lithospheric mantle?

by User Not Found | Apr 22, 2015
The CET’s very own Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini, along with his fellow researchers, attempted to answer this question with the final result published recently in Nature Communications (April 2015).
The CET’s very own Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini, along with his fellow researchers, attempted to answer this question with the final result published recently in Nature Communications (April 2015).
 
Giuliani, Phillips, et al reported new data for two MARID xenoliths from the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa) and they showed that MARID-veined mantle has mineralogical (carbonate-apatite) and geochemical (Sr-Nd-Hf-O isotopes) characteristics compatible with orangeite melt generation from a MARID-rich source. This interpretation is supported by U-Pb zircon ages in MARID xenoliths from the Kimberley kimberlites, which confirm MARID rock formation before orangeite magmatism in the area.

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