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Structural and geochronologial analysis of gold-mineralized granites from the SW region of Peixoto de Azevedo (MT) - Alta Floresta Gold Province.

Grant number: 09/13330-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal researcher:Ticiano José Saraiva dos Santos
Grantee:Emilio Miguel Junior
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The Alta Floresta Gold Province is located in the south portion of the Amazon Craton. Within this province the Peixoto de Azevedo region represents the main gold district. Several aluvionar and supergene gold mineralizations have been exhausted, but primary gold ore is being exploited by miners (garimpeiros). Lode and mineralized veins are strongly structurally-controlled, occur mainly along shear zones and have characteristics similar to those of orogenic gold deposits. Additionally, disseminated gold mineralization and stockworks hosted by Paleo to Mesoproterozoic granites share attributes with Intrusion-Related Gold Systems. Thus, the temporal and spatial association between granites and gold mineralization may contribute to increase the exploration potential of the region. This project aims the geological characterization of host granites closely related with gold deposits and definition of their ages of emplacement and mantelic derivation using U-Pb (zircon) and Sm-Nd (whole rock) methodologies.

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Academic Publications
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JUNIOR, Emilio Miguel. Gold mineralization lineamento Peru-Trairão, Alta Floresta Gold Provinces (MT): structural control and U-PB age host rock. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Geociências Campinas, SP.

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