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Ore deposits: origin, exploration and mining (co-organized)
Convener: Nicholas T. Arndt 
 / Mon, 28 Apr, 08:30–12:00
 / Attendance Mon, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00

This session will deal with theories of origin of all types of ore deposits as well as techniques used to find and mine them. The emphasis will be on deposits in Europe but contributions on deposits in other regions will be welcome. Issues related to the environmental impact of mining and the "social licence to mine" could also be discussed.
Of particular interest is the relationship between mineral deposits and supercontinental cycles. It is well known that some mineralization events were related to assembly and breakup of supercontinents, and deposits in certain regions may be comparable to those in previously adjacent blocks. We welcome contributions about mineral deposits whose formation is linked with either the breakup or assemblage of superconitnents, including Columbia, Rodinia and Gondawanaland. These deposits include stratiform sediment-hosted copper deposits formed in the great oxidization events during the assemble of Columbia, Proterozoic iron-oxide copper gold (IOCG) deposits, orogenic gold deposits, and super plume related magmatic ore deposits.