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Characterization of Hydrothermal Systems Using Spectral Technologies: Case Studies of Gold Deposits from the Andean Cordillera (San Juan, Argentina) and Amazon Craton (Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil)

Grant number: 16/04370-5
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2016 - November 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal Investigator:Diego Fernando Ducart
Grantee:Diego Fernando Ducart
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Adalene Moreira Silva ; Alvaro Penteado Crósta ; Ana Patricia Caires Pereira ; Benoit Rivard ; Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho ; Catarina Laboure Bemfica Toledo ; Diego Martín Guido ; Emmanuel John Carranza ; Guillermo Pablo Pensado ; Jorge Enrique Coniglio ; José Henrique da Silva Nogueira de Matos ; Maria José Maluf de Mesquita ; Roberto Perez Xavier


The purpose of this research is to study different hydrothermal systems, by applying proximal and distal spectral technologies, from regional to detailed scale. The objectives are to understand the paleohydrologic structure, evolution of the hydrothermal system and to generate prospective models and vectors to mineralized zones. To achieve this, two gold systems with different mineralizing styles were choose as case studies: (1) the first is represented by two gold deposits associated to felsic intrusives in the Auriferous Province of Alta Floresta, south of the Amazon Craton (Mato Grosso, Brazil), being one disseminated (Pé Quente) and other veinlet (União do Norte); (2) the second is a high sulphidation epithermal deposit (Jagüelito) from the Andean Cordillera of San Juan (Argentina). One part of this project is related to the application of remote sensing methods in Jagüelito with a regional scope in order to identify and map hydrothermal alteration zones on surface. The other part will target the mapping of alteration zones from all study cases through the mineral assemblages, and their spatial and temporal relations. Different methods, based on spectral data from visible-near-infrared, short-wave-infrared and thermal-infrared regions, will be applied on surface and drill core samples. (AU)

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
DUCART, Diego Fernando. . 2019. Master's Dissertation.

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