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Metamorphic characterization of the Aguapeí Mobile Belt and it's relationship to the metallogenesis of gold deposits in Pontes e Lacerda region, Mato Grosso state.

Grant number: 12/17432-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal researcher:Marcos Aurelio Farias de Oliveira
Grantee:Rodrigo Prudente de Melo
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


In Pontes e Lacerda region, Western of Mato Grosso state, there are a large number of gold deposits and mineral occurrences formed over a NNW - SSE mobile belt named Aguapeí Mobile Belt developed during Sunsás Orogeny (about 1,0 Ga). This region has been mined since 18th century by rudimentary methods but in recent years has become economically important due to operation start of two gold mines and the construction of other two. However there aren't enough number of scientific studies about metallogenesis of gold deposits and detailed scale geology. In this context, this research proposal aims to define the process responsible by deposits formation emphasizing the role of metamorphism as provider of fluid and energy to the mineralizing system, trying an approach of crustal process to metalogenetic studies of gold deposits whereas its features are similar to orogenical gold type. Therefore this research intends perform metamorphic studies over Aguapeí Mobile Belt and metallogenetic studies of two gold deposits (Ernesto and Pau-a-Pique), who were selected as case study because of their host rocks and structural context. The proposed methodology involves geological mapping at detailed scale, structural geology studies, followed by transmitted light petrography and in reflected light petrography of metamorphic rocks and ore minerals, chemical analysis of ore and metamorphic minerals to performing themobarometric calculations, fluid inclusions study, isotope geochemistry involving geochronology of metamorphic and mineralizing events as well as analysis of stable isotopes of hydrothermal alteration minerals. It's expected as result of the research a model of the metamorphic evolution to Aguapeí Mobile Belt with implications to gold metallogenesis.

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DE MELO, RODRIGO PRUDENTE; FARIAS DE OLIVEIRA, MARCOS AURELIO; GOLDFARB, RICHARD J.; JOHNSON, CRAIG A.; MARSH, ERIN E.; XAVIER, ROBERTO PEREZ; DE OLIVEIRA, LEANDRO ROCHA; MORGAN, LEAH E. Early Neoproterozoic Gold Deposits of the Alto Guapore Province, Southwestern Amazon Craton, Western Brazil. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, v. 117, n. 1, p. 127-163, JAN 2022. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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MELO, Rodrigo Prudente de. Metamorphic characterization of Aguapeí Belt and its relationship with the genesis of gold deposits occurring near Pontes e Lacerda – Mato Grosso State, Brazil. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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