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The transport and depositional controls of ore-forming elements such as Ag, Au, Bi, Cu, Mo, Pb, Pt, and Zn has been extensively studied in crustal environments, but the behaviour of these elements within Earth’s mantle require further study. This thesis presents new petrographic and geochemical...
Economic significance of platinum group elements and water in asteroids: Insights from chondritic meteoritesDownload
Asteroids are considered to be rich sources of precious metals, water, and essential volatiles for life. Such a consideration has been derived from the study of meteorites and asteroid reflectance spectra which have both been vital to our understanding of asteroid compositions. The vast amount of...
Probing the Mantle Cargo of Kimberlites – A Geochemical Investigation of Different Mineral Components and Evaluation of their Potential as Petrogenetic and Exploration ToolsDownload
This thesis applies microanalytical tools to the geochemical investigation of different mineral components in the volcanic rock kimberlite. This work significantly advances the application of one of these tools, deep UV (193 nm) laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
Gahcho Kué is a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada that opened in 2016. This is the first study into the morphology, N systematics, and stable isotope (C and N) composition of the Gahcho Kué diamonds, and the mineral chemistry of the associated inclusions. The resulting data are...