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The Australian National University

Yi Cao

Visiting Fellow
ANU College of Science
T: 0424050623

Areas of expertise

  • Ore Deposit Petrology 040307
  • Igneous And Metamorphic Petrology 040304
  • Geochemistry 0402

Research interests

My research interests are the link between intermediate–acid magmatic rocks and related ore deposits, including: 1) The differences in petrology and geochemistry of Cu-, Au- and Mo-bearing and barren intermediate–acid magmatic rocks, and its implications for the geological causes for the coexistence and separation of Cu, Au and Mo deposits, 2) Sulfide melt evolution in upper mantle to upper crust magmas, and its implication for the sulfide saturation and behavior of the Cu, Au and Mo during magma evolution, and 3) Ore-forming processes of porphyry-skarn ore deposits, shedding light on the separation of Cu, Au and Mo during the postmagmatic fluids evolution.

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