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Open Talk: Pyrite probe into hydrothermal processes: a case study from an orogenic gold deposit
June 9, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC+0
Online via zoom meeting
By Dr. Yafei Wu
Abstract: Hydrothermal processes in Earth’s crust are responsible for the transfer of heat and mass and formation of giant hydrothermal mineral systems. Minerals, such as pyrite, deposited from these processes record the complex history of fluid evolution and associated metal deposition. This presentation provides an overview of using pyrite, which is the most common iron sulfide in the upper crust, to investigate the details of hydrothermal processes. A case study from an orogenic gold deposit in central China is presented to explore the novel applications of fine-scale comprehensive study of pyrite for ore-forming processes.
Short bio: Dr. Yafei Wu is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Science and Environment, University of Saint Joseph, Macau since May 2020, after leaving the University of Hong Kong where he worked as a post-doc. His research deals with metasediment-hosted orogenic gold deposits and deep-sea polymetallic sulfide mineralization. He obtained his BSc in Geology, MSc and PhD in Mineral Prospecting and Exploration, at the China University of Geosciences in 2019. He also received a dual PhD in Ore Deposit Petrology at Curtin University at the same year. First author of six scientific articles published in high-impact journals including Geology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2), Economic Geology, and Mineralium Deposita.
Tuesday 9th of June at 5pm Macau time (GMT+8)