Pressure fluctuations, phase separation, and gold precipitation during seismic fracture propagation

@inproceedings{Wilkinson1996PressureFP,
  title={Pressure fluctuations, phase separation, and gold precipitation during seismic fracture propagation},
  author={Jamie Jon Aorangi Wilkinson and John D. Johnston},
  year={1996}
}
Gold mineralization at Croagh Patrick, western Ireland, occurs in quartz veins associated with three synchronous oblique tensile shear systems. The veins evolved by progressive thickening of isolated, en echelon, lensoid tensile fractures that show a power-law relation between their length and thickness. A change in power-law exponent marks the linking of the en echelon arrays by large, oblique-tensile veins. Fluid-inclusion data show that gold was deposited due to unmixing of an H 2 O-CO 2… CONTINUE READING

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