Junction Deposit Carbonate Study Chemical Maps

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Junction Deposit Carbonate Study Chemical Maps

Chemical mapping (energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy) data of replacement microstructures in carbonates from the Junction gold deposit near Kambalda in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. Maps show relationships between phases as calcite is replaced by dolomite and siderite. Included are the Bruker composite files that contain spectra for each... more

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Mineralogy and Crystallography Ore Deposit Petrology

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energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy EDX EDS calcite siderite dolomite replacement topotactic

Data were collected using the Bruker Esprit software. Maps were exported directly for the software as raw counts. The data were collected from sample 250 as described in Polito et al. (2001), Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 48, 833 - 855

The data were collected and processed by Mark Pearce

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CSIRO (Australia)

Pearce, Mark (2013): Junction Deposit Carbonate Study Chemical Maps. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.

All Rights Reserved (including copyright) CSIRO Australia 2013.

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Location Details

31°27′27.2916″ S

121°50′14.2908″ E


About this Project

Gold Research

Examining the relationship between damage and chemical reaction fronts around gold deposits. The project combines microstructural and microchemical analysis techniques to examine in detail the relationship between deformation and alteration and how these relate to gold mineralisation

Rob Hough

Imaging of chemical variations during replacement reactions

Quantitative and qualitative imaging and chemical mapping was carried out to complement crystallographic studies of mineral replacement reactions from ore bodies.


Zeiss Ultra Plus FEG-SEM with a Bruker XFlash 5030 EDX detector and a Bruker eFlash EBSD detector

Mark Pearce

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