The economic potential of metalliferous sub-volcanic brines

Jon D Blundy, A.A. Afanasyev, Brian C Tattitch, R S J Sparks, O Melnik, Ivan Utkin, Alison C Rust

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Original languageEnglish
Article number202192
JournalRoyal Society Open Science
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021

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Data accessibility. Model results are available from the following link: (https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.0cfxpnw0w). Further data are provided in the electronic supplementary material [185]. Authors’ contributions. J.B. devised the original brine lens mining concept in 2016. It was subsequently refined through discussions with all other authors. B.T. performed the fluid inclusion metal content calculations, microthermometry and analyses. A.A. performed the hydrodynamic simulations; O.M. and I.U. post-processed the results to include copper. All authors helped to draft the final manuscript, gave final approval for publication and agree to be held accountable for the work performed therein. Competing interests. We declare we have no competing interests. Funding. J.B. acknowledges funding through a Royal Society Research Professorship (RP\R1\201048); A.A. and O.M. acknowledge funding from Russian Science Foundation under grant no. 16-17-10199. Samples from Larderello were kindly provided by P. Fulignati (University of Pisa). Acknowledgements. We thank A. Stinton (University of West Indies) for help in obtaining drill-core samples from Montserrat MON-1 well, financial and technical support for which were provided by: Government of Montserrat; UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Natural Environment Research council; British Geological Survey; Iceland Drilling and ISOR Iceland Geosurvey; and Baker Hughes. We thank B. Kunz and F. Jenner for assistance with LA-ICPMS analyses, G. Pokrovski for help with the chalcopyrite solubility calculations, J. Stimac for a primer on geothermal systems, and S. Gatehouse, S. Simmons, J. Hedenquist, J. Lowenstern, J. Mavrogenes and N. White for reviews of the manuscript. Analytical work was supported through a research grant from BHP.

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We thank A. Stinton (University of West Indies) for help in obtaining drill-core samples from Montserrat MON-1 well, financial and technical support for which were provided by: Government of Montserrat; UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Natural Environment Research council; British Geological Survey; Iceland Drilling and ISOR Iceland Geosurvey; and Baker Hughes. We thank B. Kunz and F. Jenner for assistance with LA-ICPMS analyses, G. Pokrovski for help with the chalcopyrite solubility calculations, J. Stimac for a primer on geothermal systems, and S. Gatehouse, S. Simmons, J. Hedenquist, J. Lowenstern, J. Mavrogenes and N. White for reviews of the manuscript. Analytical work was supported through a research grant from BHP.

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