© 1995

Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization


Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 1-2
  3. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 3-10
  4. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 11-38
  5. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 63-82
  6. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 121-144
  7. Daniel Müller, David I. Groves
    Pages 159-161
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 179-214

About this book


In recent years, there has been increasing interest from geoscientists in potassic ig­ neous rocks. Academic geoscientists have been interested in their petrogenesis and their potential value in defining the tectonic setting of the terranes into which they were intruded, and exploration geoscientists have become increasingly interested in the association of these rocks with major epithermal gold and porphyry gold-copper deposits. Despite this current interest, there is no comprehensive textbook that deals with these aspects of potassic igneous rocks. This book redresses this situation by elucidating the characteristic features of potassic (high-K) igneous rocks, erecting a hierarchical scheme that allows interpre­ tation of their tectonic setting using whole-rock geochemistry, and investigating their associations with a variety of gold and copper-gold deposits, worldwide. About two­ thirds of the book is based on a PhD thesis by Dr Daniel Muller which was produced at the Key Centre for Strategic Mineral Deposits within the Department of Geology and Geophysics at The University of Western Australia under the supervision of Professor David Groves, the late Dr Nick Rock, Professor Eugen Stumpf!, Dr Wayne Taylor, and Dr Brendon Griffin. The remainder of the book has been compiled from the literature using the collective experience of the two authors. The book is dedi­ cated to the memory of Dr Rock who initiated the research project but died before its completion.


Petrologie Petrologie Geochemie Wirtschaftsgeologie alkaline rock chemistry classification economic geology exploration geochemistry geology igneous rock mineral mineralogy petrography petrology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Placer International Exploration Inc.Las Condes, SantiagoChile
  2. 2.Key Centre for Strategic Mineral Deposits, Department of Geology and GeophysicsThe University of Western AustraliaNedlandsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Potassic Igneous Rocks and Associated Gold-Copper Mineralization
  • Authors Daniel Müller
    David I. Groves
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-59116-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-00920-8
  • Series ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series E-ISSN 1613-2580
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 66 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geology
    Mineral Resources
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