Geotectonic and Metallogenic Analysis of Orogenic Belts

  • Franco Pirajno


In this chapter we discuss the geotectonic and metallogenic analysis of the Late Proterozoic Pan-African orogenic belts of Africa, and the Phanerozoic orogenic belts of New Zealand. These examples are presented as an integrated modelling of tectonics and metallogeny as deduced from the available geological, geochemical and geophysical databases. The usefulness of modelling has already been discussed in connection with ore deposit types, and here we extend the concept to encompass a region of the crust that has been subjected to orogen-forming tectonic events, of which the generation of ore deposits is an integral part. For the present purpose, however, and also for reasons of brevity, we consider only those deposits that were formed by hydrothermal activity.


Alkali Granite Arabian Shield Alpine Fault Nubian Shield Metallogenic Epoch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Pirajno
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  1. 1.Department of Geology Mineral ExplorationRhodes UniversityGrahmstownSouth Africa

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