The Bristol PCD project

Unraveling the story of porphyry copper deposits...

Our publications

Research papers



In preparation:

    

     Alteration and mineralization conditions in the Don Manuel porphyry. Brugge.


     Regional controls on water table depth in the Northern Atacam desert. L. Evenstar.

     

     From deposit scale to Arc segment scale: Application of high precision geochronology reveals structural control of Porphyry copper deposit emplacement in northern Chile. E. Bunker


     Exhumation of Andean granites: implications for porphyry copper formation and enrichment. S. Dahsltrom


     Experimental simulation of potassic alteration by tardo-magmatic brines and supercritical fluids. B. Tattich


In review:


     The Cardones ignimbrite; development and destabilization of a complex, zoned and fractionated magmatic system. M. van Zalinge.


     Chemical feedbacks during magma degassing control fluid salinity and metal extraction in volcanic arcs. B. Tattich

    

     Modulation of magmatic processes by carbon dioxide flushing. Caricchi


     A structural cross section along the Quipisca Quebrada, Mamina area, Tarapaca province, Northern Chile: Insights/ implications for tectonics, granite emplacement mechanisms and Andean Orogenesis. D. Hutton.



Published papers:



2018


     Tattitch, Brian & D. Blundy, Jon., 2017, 'Cu-Mo partitioning between felsic melts and saline-aqueous fluids as a function of XNaCleq, fO2, and fS2.' American Mineralogist. 102. 1987-2006. 10.2138/am-2017-5998.

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     Perkins, R.J., Cooper, F.J., Condon, D.J., Tattitch, B., and Naden, J., 2018, 'Post-Collisional Cenozoic extension in the northern Aegean: The high-K to shoshonitic intrusive rocks of the Maronia Magmatic Corridor, northeastern Greece', Lithospheredoi: 10.1130/L730.1

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     Debbie P.W. Tsang, Simon R. Wallis, Koshi Yamamoto, Makoto Takeuchi, Hiroshi Hidaka, Kenji Horie, Brian C. Tattitch, 2018, 'Zircon U–Pb geochronology and geochemistry of the Cerro Colorado porphyry copper deposit, northern Chile', Ore Geology Reviews, Volume 93, Pages 114-140, ISSN 0169-1368, DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.12.019.

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     van Zalinge, M.E., Cashman, K.V. & Sparks, R.S.J. , 2018, 'Causes of fragmented crystals in ignimbrites: a case study of the Cardones ignimbrite, Northern Chile.' Bull Volcanol, 80: 22, DOI: 10.1007/s00445-018-1196-2

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     Gilmer, A, Sparks, S, Blundy, J, Rust, A, Hauff, F, Hoernle, K, Spencer, C & tapster, S 2018, 'Petrogenesis and assembly of the Don Manuel igneous complex, Miocene-Pliocene porphyry copper belt, Central Chile' Journal of Petrology.

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2017

     Andrey Afanasyev, Jon Blundy, Oleg Melnik, Steve Sparks, 2018, 'Formation of magmatic brine lenses via focussed fluid-flow beneath volcanoes', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 486, Pages 119-128, ISSN 0012-821X, DOI: /10.1016/j.epsl.2018.01.013.

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     Gilmer, Amy & Sparks, R.S.J. & C. Rust, Alison & Tapster, Simon & D. Webb, Adam & Barfod, Dan., 2017. 'Geology of the Don Manuel igneous complex, central Chile: Implications for igneous processes in porphyry copper systems.' Geological Society of America Bulletin. 129. B31524.1. 10.1130/B31524.1.

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     Schöpa, A, Annen, C, Dilles, JH, Sparks, RSJ & Blundy, JD, 2017, 'Magma Emplacement Rates and Porphyry Copper Deposits: Thermal Modeling of the Yerington Batholith, Nevada' Economic Geology, vol 112, no. 7, pp. 1653-1672. DOI: 10.5382/econgeo.2017.4525.

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     Van Zalinge, M, Sparks, S, Evenstar, L, Cooper, F, Aslin, J & Condon, D, 2017, 'Early Miocene large-volume ignimbrites of the Oxaya Formation, Central Andes', Journal of the Geological Society, 173, 716-733. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2015-123

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     Evenstar, LA, Mather, AE, Hartley, AJ, Stuart, FM, Sparks, RS & Cooper, FJ, 2017, ‘Geomorphology on geologic timescales: evolution of the late Cenozoic Pacific paleosurface in Northern Chile and Southern Peru’. Earth-Science Reviews, vol 171., pp. 1-27

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     Van Zalinge, M, Sparks, S, Evenstar, L, Cooper, F, Aslin, J & Condon, D, 2017, 'Using ignimbrites to quantify structural relief growth and understand deformation processes: Implications for the development of the Western Andean Slope, northernmost Chile'. Lithosphere, vol 9., pp. 29-45, DOI: 10.1130/L593.1.

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     Gilmer, A, Sparks, S, Rust, A, Tapster, S, Webb, A & Barford, DN 2017, 'Geology of the Don Manuel igneous complex, central Chile: Implications for igneous processes in porphyry copper systems' Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol 129, no. 7-8, pp. 920-946. DOI: 10.1130/B31524.1

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     Mavrogenes, J., Blundy, J.D., 2017, Crustal sequestration of magmatic sulfur dioxide, Geology, v. 45, p. 211–214, doi: 10.1130/G38555.1.

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2016


     Mutch, E.J.F., Blundy, J.D., Tattitch, B.C., Cooper, F.J., Brooker, R.A., 2016, An experimental study of amphibole stability in low-pressure granitic magmas and a revised Al-in-hornblende geobarometer, doi: 10.1007/s00410-016-1298-9.

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     Cooper, F.J., Adams, B.A., Blundy, J.D., Farley, K.A., McKeon, R.E., Ruggiero, A., 2016, Aridity-induced Miocene canyon incision in the Central Andes, Geology, v. 44, p. 675–678, doi:10.1130/G38254.1.

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     Matjuschkin, V., Blundy, J.D., Brooker, R.A., 2016, The effect of pressure on sulphur speciation in mid-to deep-crustal arc magmas and implications for the formation of porphyry copper deposits, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171:66, doi:10.1007/s00410-016-1274-4.

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van Zalinge, M.E., Sparks, R.S.J., Cooper, F.J., Condon, D.J., 2016, Early Miocene large-volume ignimbrites of the Oxaya Formation, Central Andes, Journal of the Geological Society, doi:10.1144/jgs2015-123.

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2015


     Evenstar, L.A., Hartley, A.J., Archer, S.G., Neilson, J.E., 2015, Climatic and halokinetic controls on alluvial-lacustrine sedimentation during compressional deformation, Andean forearc, northern Chile, Basin Research, v. 28, p. 634–657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bre.12124.

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     Blundy, J., Mavrogenes, J., Tattitch, B., Sparks, S., Gilmer, A., 2015, Generation of porphyry copper deposits by gas-brine reaction in volcanic arcs, Nature Geoscience, v. 8, p. 235–240, doi:10.1038/ngeo2351.

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     Evenstar, L.A., Stuart, F.M., Hartley, A.J., Tattitch, B., 2015, Slow Cenozoic uplift of the western Andean Cordillera indicated by 3He in alluvial boulders from the Pacific Planation Surface, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065959.

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     Matjuschkin, V., Brooker, R.A., Tattitch, B., Blundy, J.D., Stamper, C. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00410-015-1105-zC., 2015, Control and monitoring of oxygen fugacity in piston cylinder experiments, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 169:9,  doi:10.1007/s00410-015-1105-z.

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