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Peculiarities of some mafic-ultramafic- and ultramafic-hosted massive sulfide deposits from the Main Uralian Fault Zone, southern Urals

Abstract : Some Cu-rich, mafic-ultramafic- and ultramafic-hosted massive sulfide deposits from the southern segment of the Main Uralian Fault Zone (Ivanovka and Ishkinino deposits, southern Urals) show unusual characteristics. Their major features include: (i) relatively high Co (Ni, Au), very low Zn and negligible Pb grades; (ii) a pyrrhotite-dominated mineralization, locally characterized by the presence of open-latticework aggregates of lamellar pyrrhotite with Mg-saponite+/-Mg-chlorite and carbonate matrix; (iii) hydrothermal alteration of ultramafic host rocks into talc+/-carbonate+/-quartz+/-chlorite and of mafic host rocks into chloritites; (iv) the presence of clastic facies with reworked sulfide and ultramafic or mafic components; (v) the widespread occurrence of sulfide-associated chromite; (vi) the specific mineralogy of Co, Ni, Fe and As, including sulfoarsenides, mono- and diarsenides, and Co-rich pentlandite and pyrite; (vii) the supra-subduction-zone geochemical signature of the host serpentinites and volcanic rocks. Although some of these features have been separately reported in certain modern ocean-seafloor and ophiolite-hosted fossil deposits, a true equivalent has yet to be found. Based on recognized partial analogies with a few modern seafloor examples, the arc tholeiitic-boninitic geochemical signature of sulfide-associated volcanic rocks and the highly refractory compositions of sulfide-hosted chromite relicts, the studied deposits are believed to have formed by seafloor-subseafloor hydrothermal processes in an oceanic island arc setting. Possible tectonostratigraphic correlation of sulfide-associated units with infant, non-accretionary arc volcanic units of the adjacent Magnitogorsk oceanic island-arc system suggests formation of the studied deposits during the earliest stages of Devonian subduction-related volcanism.
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P. Nimis, V.V. Zaykov, P. Omenetto, I.Y Melekestseva, S.G Tesalina, et al.. Peculiarities of some mafic-ultramafic- and ultramafic-hosted massive sulfide deposits from the Main Uralian Fault Zone, southern Urals. Ore Geology Reviews, Elsevier, 2008, 33 (1), pp.49-69. ⟨10.1016/j.oregeorev.2006.05.010⟩. ⟨hal-00643723⟩

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