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A new global database of δ 98 Mo in molybdenites: A literature review and new data A new global database of δ 98 Mo in molybdenites : a literature review and new data

Abstract : Isotopic compositions of Mo in molybdenites were used for deciphering a possible genetic linkbetween isotopic variations and mineralizing processes, based on a worldwide molybdenitedatabank. We compared the δ98/95Mo (hereafter referred as δ98MoNIST) of 391 molybdenite samples(193 from the literature, 198 for this study) from different localities, different types of occurrencesand different ages. The 198 molybdenite samples we analysed represent various types ofmineralization in 6 granites, 11 pegmatites, 6 perigranitic veins, 2 greisen, 28 porphyry deposits, 5skarns, 1 IOCG, and 9 Alpine-type fissure veins, with ages varying from 5 Ma to 2.7 Ga. The Moisotopic composition was determined with an MC-ICP-MS Neptune after aqua regia dissolution andadjustment to [Mo] = 1 μg.ml-1. Mass bias was corrected by using Zr as dopant and standard-samplestandardbracketing. The δ98MoNIST ratios were normalized to NIST3134. External reproducibility is0.07‰ (2σ). The overall range of the δ98MoNIST ratio in the 391 molybdenite samples varied from -1.62 to 2.27‰, being higher for molybdenite formed in Alpine-type veins, greisen, perigranitic veinsand IOCG, than for that in granite, pegmatite, porphyry deposits and skarns. The crystallizationtemperature can explain some of these differences, as polymetallic Alpine-type fissure veins broadlycrystallize at lower temperatures than granite, pegmatite and porphyry deposits. For some occurrences the δ98MoNIST was determined on several molybdenite samples, showing variability atoccurrence scale. For example, in the Azegour skarn (Morocco) the δ98MoNIST varies from -0.60 to0.42‰ (n=29), and in “Ravin de la Ruine” Alpine-type fissure veins (France) the variation is from -0.08to 0.77‰ (n=3). No correlation is seen between δ98MoNIST and the age of the deposits.
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Noémie Breillat, Catherine Guerrot, Eric Marcoux, Philippe Négrel. A new global database of δ 98 Mo in molybdenites: A literature review and new data A new global database of δ 98 Mo in molybdenites : a literature review and new data. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Elsevier, 2016, 161, pp.1-15. ⟨10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.07.019⟩. ⟨insu-01196585⟩

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