Institute of Applied Geoscience (IAG)

Recent Publications


Chapman RJ; Allan MM; Mortensen JK; Wrighton TM; Grimshaw MR (2017) A new indicator mineral methodology based on a generic Bi-Pb-Te-S mineral inclusion signature in detrital gold from porphyry and low/intermediate sulfidation epithermal environments in Yukon Territory, Canada. Mineralium Deposita

Chapman R; Mileham T; Allan M; Mortensen J (2017) A Distinctive Pd-Hg Signature in Detrital Gold Derived from Alkalic Cu-Au Porphyry Systems, Ore Geology Reviews, 83, pp.84-102.

Jonas L; Müller T; Dohmen R; Immenhauser A; Putlitz B (2017) Hydrothermal replacement of biogenic and abiogenic aragonite by Mg-carbonates - Relation between textural control on effective element fluxes and resulting carbonate phase, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 196, pp.289-306.

La Fontaine A; Piazolo S; Trimby P; Yang L; Cairney JM (2017) Laser-Assisted Atom Probe Tomography of Deformed Minerals: A Zircon Case Study, Microscopy and Microanalysis  doi: 10.1017/S1431927616012745.

Löhr SC; Murphy DT; Nothdurft LD; Bolhar R; Piazolo S; Siegel C (2017) Maghemite soil nodules reveal the impact of fire on mineralogical and geochemical differentiation at the Earth's surface, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 200, pp.25-41.

Piazolo S; Belousova E; Fontaine AL; Corcoran C; Cairney JM (2017) Trace element homogeneity from micron- to atomic scale: Implication for the suitability of the zircon GJ-1 as a trace element reference material, Chemical Geology doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.03.001.

Tretiakova IG; Belousova EA; Malkovets VG; Griffin WL; Piazolo S; Pearson NJ; O'Reilly SY; Nishido H (2017) Recurrent magmatic activity on a lithosphere-scale structure: Crystallization and deformation in kimberlitic zircons, Gondwana Research, 42, pp.126-132.


Banks DA; Bozkaya G; Bozkaya O (2016) Comment on Origin and evolution of hydrothermal fluids in epithermal Pb-Zn-Cu+Au+Ag deposits at Koru and Tesbihdere mining districts, Canakkale, Biga Peninsula, NW Turkey by Mustafa Cicek and Tolga Oyman, [Ore Geology Review, 2016, 78, 176-195], Ore Geology Reviews doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.10.022

Bouhlel S; Leach DL; Johnson CA; Marsh E; Salmi-Laouar S; Banks DA (2016) A salt diapir-related Mississippi Valley-type deposit: the Bou Jaber Pb-Zn-Ba-F deposit, Tunisia: fluid inclusion and isotope study, Mineralium Deposita, 51, pp.749-780.

Bozkaya G; Banks DA (2016) Sulfur isotope geochemistry and mineralogy of Balcilar vein type barite-sulphide mineralization, Biga peninsula, NW Turkey, Pamukkale University Journal of Engineering Sciences, 22, pp.200-205.

Bozkaya Ö; Bozkaya G; Uysal IT; Banks DA (2016) Illite occurrences related to volcanic-hosted hydrothermal mineralization in the Biga Peninsula, NW Turkey: Implications for the age and origin of fluids, Ore Geology Reviews, 76, pp.35-51.

Chapman RJ; Cook M; Grimshaw M; Myles S (2016) Placer-lode gold relationships in the Nansen placer district, Yukon, Yukon Exploration and Geology, pp.63-78.

Chapman RJ; Mortensen JK (2016) Characterization of gold mineralization in the northern Cariboo gold district, British Columbia, Canada, through integration of compositional studies of lode and detrital gold with historical placer production: A template for evaluation of orogenic gold d, Economic Geology, 111, pp.1321-1345.

Giuliani G; Dubessy J; Ohnenstetter D; Banks D; Feneyrol J; Branquet Y; Fallick AE (2016) Le fluide, l"arlésienne du métamorphisme. Les marqueurs des évaporites dans la formation des gemmes métamorphiques, Géochronique, pp.65-69.

Jenkin GRT; Al-Bassam AZM; Harris RC; Abbott AP; Smith DJ; Holwell DA; Chapman RJ; Stanley CJ (2016) The application of deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids for environmentally-friendly dissolution and recovery of precious metals, Minerals Engineering, 87, pp.18-24.

Jimenez-Bonilla A; Torvela T; Balanyá JC; Expósito I; Díaz-Azpiroz M (2016) Changes in dip and frictional properties of the basal detachment controlling orogenic wedge propagation and frontal collapse: the External central Betics case, Tectonics, 35, pp.3028-3049.

Kvasnytsya V; Wirth R; Piazolo S; Jacob DE; Trimby P (2016) Surface morphology and structural types of natural impact apographitic diamonds, Journal of Superhard Materials, 38, pp.71-84.

Levresse G; Bouabdellah M; Cheilletz A; Gasquet D; Maacha L; Tritlla J; Banks D; Rachid ASM (2016) Degassing as the Main Ore-forming process at the Giant Imiter Ag-Hg Vein Deposit in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco, In: Bouabdellah M; Slack JF (Ed) Mineral Deposits of North Africa, Mineral Resource Reviews, Springer International Publishing, pp.85-106.

Morales MJ; Figueiredo e Silva RC; Lobato LM; Gomes SD; Gomes CCCO; Banks DA (2016) Metal source and fluid-rock interaction in the Archean BIF-hosted Lamego gold mineralization: Microthermometric and LA-ICP-MS analyses of fluid inclusions in quartz veins, Rio das Velhas greenstone belt, Brazil, Ore Geology Reviews, 72, pp.510-531.

Richard A; Cathelineau M; Boiron MC; Mercadier J; Banks DA; Cuney M (2016) Metal-rich fluid inclusions provide new insights into unconformity-related U deposits (Athabasca Basin and Basement, Canada), Mineralium Deposita, 51, pp.249-270.

Schindler C; Hagemann SG; Banks D; Mernagh T; Harris AC (2016) Magmatic hydrothermal fluids at the sedimentary rock-hosted, intrusion-related Telfer gold-copper deposit, Paterson Orogen, Western Australia: Pressure-temperature-composition constraints on the ore-forming fluids, Economic Geology, 111, pp.1099-1126.

van Zuilen K, Muller T, Nagler TF, Dietzel M, Kusters T (2016). Experimental determination of barium isotope fractionation during diffusion and adsorption processes at low temperatures. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 186, pp.226-241.


Bozkaya G; Banks DA (2015) Physico-chemical controls on ore deposition in the Arapucandere Pb-Zn-Cu-precious metal deposit, Biga Peninsula, NW Turkey, Ore Geology Reviews, 66, pp.65-81.

Bozkaya G; Banks DA (2015) The importance of supersaturated silica deposition for base-metal Au-Ag mineralisation in Western Turkey., Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 24, pp.99-110.

Fuller AJ; Shaw S; Ward MB; Haigh SJ; Mosselmans JFW; Peacock CL; Stackhouse S; Dent AJ; Trivedi D; Burke IT (2015) Caesium incorporation and retention in illite interlayers, Applied Clay Science, 108, pp.128-134.

Giuliani G; Dubessy J; Banks DA; Lhomme T; Ohnenstetter D (2015) Fluid inclusions in ruby from Asian marble deposits: genetic implications, European Journal of Mineralogy, 27, pp.393-404.

Howell D; Fisher D; Piazolo S; Griffin WL; Sibley SJ (2015) Pink color in Type i diamonds: Is deformation twinning the cause?, American Mineralogist, 100, pp.1518-1527.

Jonas L; Müller T; Dohmen R; Baumgartner L; Putlitz B (2015) Transport-controlled hydrothermal replacement of calcite by Mg-carbonates, Geology, 43, pp.779-783.

Le Guillou C; Dohmen R; Rogalla D; Müller T; Vollmer C; Becker HW (2015) New experimental approach to study aqueous alteration of amorphous silicates at low reaction rates, Chemical Geology, 412, pp.179-192.

Margoum D; Bouabdellah M; Klügel A; Banks DA; Castorina F; Cuney M; Jébrak M; Bozkaya G (2015) Pangea rifting and onward pre-Central Atlantic opening as the main ore-forming processes for the genesis of the Aouli REE-rich fluorite-barite vein system, Upper Moulouya District, Morocco, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 108, pp.22-39.

Müller T; Massonne HJ; Willner AP (2015) Special Collection: Mechanisms, Rates, and Timescales of Geochemical Transport Processes in the Crust and Mantle. Timescales of exhumation and cooling inferred by kinetic modeling: An example using a lamellar garnet pyroxenite from the Variscan Granulitge, American Mineralogist, 100, pp.747-759.

Richter L; Seifert T; Dittrich T; Schulz B; Hagemann S; Banks D (2015) Constraints on the Magmatic-Hydrothermal Fluid Evolution in LCT Pegmatites from Mt. Tinstone, Wodgina Pegmatite District, North Pilbara Craton, Western Australia, Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World, Vols. 1-5, pp.529-532.

Satsukawa T; Piazolo S; González-Jiménez JM; Colás V; Griffin WL; O'Reilly SY; Gervilla F; Fanlo I; Kerestedjian TN (2015) Fluid-present deformation aids chemical modification of chromite: Insights from chromites from Golyamo Kamenyane, SE Bulgaria, Lithos, 228-229, pp.78-89.

Spruzeniece L; Piazolo S (2015) Strain localization in brittle-ductile shear zones: Fluid-abundant vs. fluid-limited conditions (an example from Wyangala area, Australia), Solid Earth, 6, pp.881-901.


Banks DA (2014) Transport of Metals by Hydrocarbons in MVT Deposits., Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88, pp.145-146.

Bouabdellah M; Castorina F; Bodnar RJ; Banks D; Jebrak M; Prochaska W; Lowry D; Kluegel A; Hoernle K (2014) Petroleum Migration, Fluid Mixing, and Halokinesis as the Main Ore-Forming Processes at the Peridiapiric Jbel Tirremi Fluorite-Barite Hydrothermal Deposit, Northeastern Morocco, Economic Geology, 109, pp.1223-1256.

Bozkaya G; Banks D (2014) Epithermal Base-metal-Au Deposits, NW Turkey: P-T-Composition of the Ore Fluids., Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88, pp.1064-1065.

Bozkaya G; Banks DA; Ozbas F; Wallington J (2014) Fluid processes in the Tesbihdere base-metal-Au deposit: Implications for epithermal mineralization in the Biga Peninsula, NW Turkey, Open Geosciences, 6, pp.148-169.

Bozkaya G; Hanilci N; Baksheev IA; Prokofiev VY; Banks DA (2014) Tourmaline Composition of the Kisladag Au Deposit, Usak, Turkey, Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88, pp.520-521.

Chapman RJ; Allan MA; Grimshaw MR; Mortensen JK; Wrighton T; Casseman S (2014) Pathfinder signatures in placer gold derived from Au-bearing porphyries., Yukon Exploration and Geology 2013, pp.21-32.

Godinho JRA; Piazolo S; Balic-Zunic T (2014) Importance of surface structure on dissolution of fluorite: Implications for surface dynamics and dissolution rates, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 126, pp.398-410.

Kalliomäki H; Torvela TM; Moreau J; Kähkönen Y (2014) Relationships between basin architecture, basin closure, and occurrence of sulphide-bearing schists: an example from Tampere Schist Belt, Finland, Journal of the Geological Society, 171, pp.659-671.

Lapponi F; Bechstaedt T; Boni M; Banks DA; Schneider J (2014) Hydrothermal dolomitization in a complex geodynamic setting (Lower Palaeozoic, northern Spain), Sedimentology, 61, pp.411-443.

Morgan DJ; Jollands MC; Lloyd GE; Banks DA (2014) Using titanium-in-quartz geothermometry and geospeedometry to recover temperatures in the aureole of the Ballachulish igneous complex, NW Scotland, Geological Society Special Publication, 394, pp.145-165.

Standish CD; Dhuime B; Chapman RJ; Hawkesworth CJ; Pike AWG (2014) The genesis of gold mineralisation hosted by orogenic belts: A lead isotope investigation of Irish gold deposits, Chemical Geology, 378-379, pp.40-51.

Thorne WS; Hagemann SG; Sepe D; Dalstra HJ; Banks DA (2014) Structural control, hydrothermal alteration zonation, and fluid chemistry of the concealed, high-grade 4EE iron orebody at the Paraburdoo 4E deposit, Hamersley Province, Western Australia, Economic Geology, 109, pp.1529-1562.

Selected older publications

Banks DA; Giuliani G; Yardley BWD; Cheilletz A (2000) Emerald mineralisation in Colombia: fluid chemistry and the role of brine mixing, Mineralium Deposita, 35, pp.699-713.

Chapman RJ; Crawford EC; LeBarge WL; Mortensen JK (2006) Developing a new method to identify previously unrecognized geochemical and morphological complexity in placer gold deposits in western Yukon., Yukon Exploration and Geology 2006, pp.139-148.

Chapman RJ; Leake RC; Moles NR (2000) The use of microchemical analysis of alluvial gold grains in mineral exploration: experiences in Britain and Ireland, J GEOCHEM EXPLOR, 71, pp.241-268.

Chapman RJ; Leake RC; Moles NR; Earls G; Cooper C; Harrington K; Berzins R (2000) The application of microchemical analysis of alluvial gold grains to the understanding of complex local and regional gold mineralization: A case study in the Irish and Scottish caledonides, ECON GEOL BULL SOC, 95, pp.1753-1773.

Chapman RJ; Mortensen JK (2006) Application of microchemical characterization of placer gold grains to exploration for epithermal gold mineralization in regions of poor exposure, J GEOCHEM EXPLOR, 91, pp.1-26.

Chapman RJ; Leake RC; Bond DPG; Stedra V; Fairgrieve B (2009) Chemical and Mineralogical Signatures of Gold Formed in Oxidizing Chloride Hydrothermal Systems and their Significance within Populations of Placer Gold Grains Collected during Reconnaissance, ECON GEOL, 104, pp.563-585.

Chiaradia M; Banks DA; Cliff RA; Marschik R; de Haller A (2006) Origin of fluids in iron oxide-copper-gold deposits: constraints from ƒÔ37Cl, 87Sr/86Sri and Cl/Br., Mineralium Deposita, 41, pp.517-525.

Heijlen W; Muchez P; Banks DA; Schneider J; Kucha H (2003) Origin and evolution of the mineralising fluids of the Polish MVT deposits: further constraints on the metallogenic model, Economic Geology, 98, pp.911-932.

Huizenga JM; Gutzmer J; Banks DA; Greyling L (2006) The Paleoproterozoic carbonate-hosted Pering Zn-Pb deposit, South Africa. II: fluid inclusion, fluid chemistry and stable isotope constraints, Mineralium Deposita, 40, pp.686-706.

Moles NR; Chapman RJ; Warner RB (2013) The significance of copper concentrations in natural gold alloy for reconnaissance exploration and understanding gold-depositing hydrothermal systems, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 13, pp.115-130.

Muchez PH; Heijlen W; Banks DA; Blundell D; Boni M; Grandia F (2005) Extensional tectonics and the timing and formation of basin-hosted deposits in Europe., Ore Geology Reviews, 27, pp.241-267.

Richard A; Banks DA; Mercadier J; Boiron MC; Cuney M; Cathelineau M (2011) An evaporated seawater origin for the ore-forming brines in unconformity-related uranium deposits (Athabasca Basin, Canada): Cl/Br and delta Cl-37 analysis of fluid inclusions, GEOCHIM COSMOCHIM AC, 75, pp.2792-2810.

Richard A; Rozsypal C; Mercadier J; Banks DA; Cuney M; Boiron MC; Cathelineau M (2012) Giant uranium deposits formed from exceptionally uranium-rich acidic brines, Nature Geoscience, 5, pp.142-146.

Yardley BWD; Bennett AJ; Banks DA (2003) Controls on the chemical composition of crustal brines, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 78-9, pp.133-135.