Sedimentary Copper: A salty exploration -
A new online course

Historically, most models of ore genesis in stratiform sedimentary copper (SSC) deposits mention the presence of evaporites but lack detail on why particular evaporite styles, textures, and structures are so important. At best, there are statements like, “There are sabkha associations with some sedimentary copper deposits.”
But such proposed ties to syndepositional brines and saline mudflats are simply wrong. What is correct is that all giant and supergiant sedimentary copper deposits are associated with evaporites. However, the evaporite association is epigenetic and begins in the subsurface with mega-evaporites at the plate tectonic scale. The association is dynamic and evolves across the burial realm as salt flows and alters. These subsurface processes set up the appropriate brine chemistries and salt edge positions for copper accumulations across settings ranging from the diagenetic into the greenschist and amphibolite realms.
For the first time, a training course provides a detailed and documented understanding of the practical applications of evaporite interactions in the metalliferous milieu and goes well beyond a simple listing of a variety of sedimentary copper deposits and case histories.

From the  online course, Sedimentary Copper: A Salty Exploration (available now)

Chapter 11.4.1. Domes Region, Zambia: What happens to halite in the greenschist realm and beyond

Additional samples from our online training choices

All our online courses are video-chapter based, along with supplementary downloadable literature for each topic module. To get the flavour of the course content and level, click on the various examples of the video chapters

From Dolomites and dolomitisation 

Chapter 2.1 The dolomite problem

View dolomite & dolomitisation (with free previews)
From Dolomites and dolomitisation 

Chapter 6.1 Burial and hydrothermal dolomites

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From Lithium from Brine 

Chapter 1.1 What is lithium and why is it important?

View the lithium course (with free previews)
From Understanding Potash - Brine and solid ore sources
Chapter 1.1: Potash mineralogy and an explanation of the K2O standard
View the potash course (with free previews)
From Salt Tectonics 

Chapter 9.1 Salt Tectonics - The overview

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From Mesohaline source rocks:Modern and ancient
Chapter 5: Ancient mesohaline source rocks - No same-scale modern counterparts
Enrol for the free Mesohaline source rocks lecture series

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