Magmatism linked to metallic mineralization
Midea, W., Hattori, K., Galera, G.T.V., 2021, Igneous rocks responsible for porphyry Au-Cu mineralization of the Dizon mine, Philippines. Resource Geology, vol. 71 (4) p.392-408, https://dOI: 10.1111/rge.12273
Viala, M., Hattori, K., 2021. Magmatism and related Au-Cu mineralization in the Hualgayoc mining district, northern Peru. Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication no. 24, pp. 137-158. https://doi:10.5382/SP.24.09; 22 p.
Viala, M., Hattori, K., 2021, Hualgayoc mining district, northern Peru: Testing the use of zircon composition in exploration for porphyry-type deposits. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 223, 106725, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2021.106725
Kobylinski, C., Hattori, K., Smith, S., and Plouffe, A., 2020. Protracted magmatism and mineralized hydrothermal activity at the Gibraltar porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, British Columbia: U-Pb ages and trace element geochemistry of zircon. Economic Geology, vol. 115, p. 1119-1136. https://doi.org/10.5382/econgeo.4724
Hattori, K. & Kano, K., 2019. Gold mineralization in Izu Peninsula, central Japan, during crustal extension in response to double subduction. Resource Geology, vol. 69 (2) p. 167-175. https://doi: 10.1111/rge.12192
Hattori, K., 2018. Porphyry copper potential in Japan based on magmatic oxidation state. Resource Geology. vol. 68, p. 126-137. (https://doi: 10.1111/rge.12160).
Shen, P., Pan, H., Hattori, K., Cooke, D.R., Seitmuratova, E., 2018. Paleozoic and Mesozoic porphyry deposits in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Gondwana Research. Vol. 58, p. 161-194. (doi:10/1016/j.gr.2018.01010).
Shen, P., Hattori, K., Pan, H., Jackson, S., Seitmuratova, E., 2015. Oxidation condition and metal-fertility of granitic magmas: zircon trace element data from the porphyry Cu deposits in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Economic Geology. Vol. 110 (7), p. 1861-1878. https://doi:10.2113/econgeo.110.7.1861.
DeHoog, J.C.M., Hattori, K.H. and Hoblitt, R.P., 2004, Oxidized, sulfur-rich mafic magma at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, vol.146, p. 750-761.
Maughan D.T., Keith, J.D., Christiansen E.H., Pulsipher, T., Hattori K., and Evans, N.J., 2002, Contributions from mafic alkaline magmas to the Bingham porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Utah, USA., Mineralium Deposita, vol. 37, p.14-37
Hattori, K.H., Keith, J.D., 2001, Contribution of mafic melt for porphyry deposits; evidence from Pinatubo and Bingham. Mineralium Deposita, vol. 36, no. 8, p. 799-806
Dispersion of elements from
Chen, S., Plouffe, A. &
Hattori, K., 2019. A multivariate statistical approach identifying the areas
underlain by potential porphyry-style Cu mineralization, south-central British
Columbia, Canada. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 202, p.13-26.
Chen, S., Hattori, K., Grunsky, E., 2018. Multi-element evidence for uraniferous hydrothermal activity in sandstones over the Phoenix uranium deposits, Athabasca Basin. Mineralium Deposita, vol. 53, p. 493-508. (doi: 10.1007/s00126-017-0756-2)
Chen, S., Hattori, Grunsky, E.C., 2018. Identification of sandstones affected by uraniferous hydrothermal activites using principal component analysis and linear discrimination analysis, Athabasca Basin, Canada. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. vol. 188, p. 229-239 https://doi.org/10.1016/j-gxplo.2018.01.026. pdf file (4.5 Mb)
Chen, S., Hattori, K., Grunsky, E., 2016. Multivariate statistical analysis of the REE-mineralization of the Maw Zone, Athabasca Basin, Canada. Journal of Geochemical Exploration vol.161, p.98-111.doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.11.009 pdf file.
Brauneder, K., Hamilton, S., Hattori, K., 2016. Geochemical processes in the formation of forest rings; implications for mineral exploration for concealed deposits. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environments and Analysis. Vol 16, p. 85-99. Pdf file of the paper (5.7 Mb)
Adlakha, E., Hattori, K., 2016. Petrogenesis and composition of tourmaline-types along the P2 fault and McArthur River uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist. Vol. 54 p. 661-679. Pdf file
Hattori, K., Power, M., Sorba, C., Kotzer, T. 2015. Surficial expression of concealed uranium ore in the Phoenix and Millennium deposits, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. 27th Biennial International Association of Geochemical Exploration Symposium. Tucson, Arizona. Extended Abstract
Adlakha, E., Hattori, K., 2015. Compositional variation and timing of aluminum phosphate-sulphate minerals along the P2 fault, and in association with the McArthur River uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. American Mineralogist, vol. 100, p. 1386-1399. Doi:10.2138/am-2015-5069. Paper in pdf, with appendix in pdf (12 Mb)
Hattori, K., Power, M., Krahenbil, A., Sorba, C., Kotzer, T., Potter, E., 2015. Surficial geochemical surveys over concealed uranium ore of the Phoenix and Millennium deposits in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada Open File 7791, p. 32- 42. PDF
Krahenbil, A., Hattori, K., Power, M., Kotzer, T., 2014. Surficial geochemistry associated with the deeply buried Millennium and Phoenix uranium deposits, Athabasca Basin, Northern Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report no. 7611. doi:10.4095/293928 pdf
Chen, S., Hattori, K., Grunsky, E., 2014. Principal component analysis of sandstones overlying the Phoenix uranium deposits, Athabasca Basin. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 7578. doi:10.4095/294920, pdf (30 Mb poster)
Dann, J., Hattori, K., Potter, E., Sorba, C. 2014. Discrimination of elemental assemblages in the alteration halo of the Phoenix deposit, Saskatchewan, through Applied GIS. Geological Survey Open File Report 7463, doi: 10.4095/293122 pdf (11 Mb)
Dann, J., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., Potter, E., 2013. Elemental assemblages in the alteration halo of the Phoenix deposit, Saskatchewan through applied GIS. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 7366, doi: 10.4095/292564. (49 Mb)
Power, M.J., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., Potter, E., 2012. Geochemical anomalies in the soil and uppermost sandstones overlying the Phoenix uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 7257, 36 p. doi:10.4095/291981 (6 Mb)
Power, M., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., 2012. Geochemical anomalies in surface media and uppermost sandstones overlying the concealed Phoenix uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada. Abstract file
Power, M.J., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., Potter, E., 2012. Geochemical anomalies in surface media and uppermost sandstones overlying the concealed Phoenix uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report. 7235 doi:10.4095/291900
Dann, J., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., 2012. Alteration minerals and elemental assemblages around the Phoenix uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada. Pdf file
Power, M., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., 2012. What do geochemical anomalies in surface media and shallow sandstonesoverlying the Phoenix uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan tell us? Advances in Earth Science Research Conference, Kingston Pdf file
Power, M., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., 2012. Geochemical in surficial media and the upper sandstones over the Phoenix uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin. Minerals Colloquium Pdf file of the poster (3.3 Mb)
Dann, J., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., 2012. Alteration minerals along major fault and unconformity around the Phoenix deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Minerals Colloquium, Toronto.
Power, M., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., 2011. Surficial geochemical anomalies over the Phoenix uranium deposit. Saskatchewan Geological Survey Open House, Saskatoon.
Dann, J., Hattori, K., Sorba, C., 2011. Alteration associated with the Phoenix uranium deposit: A geochemical and mineralogical study. Saskatchewan Geological Survey Open House, Saskatoon.
Many deeply buried deposits show geochemical anomalies in surface media, but it has been in debate how elements can be transported from deposits to the surface. We studied mobility of elements in forest rings which form around discharge of reduced gases, such as methane and H2S, and evaluated how elements move in redox gradients.
The Athabasca area produces over 17% of the world supply. Uranium deposits are classified as “unconformity-related” because they occur along the unconformity between the crystalline basement and the overlying sandstone. Uraniferous fluids are considered to have passed through the unconformity and precipitated uranium after interacting with graphitic shale along or near the unconformity. Recent discoveries of deep deposits along shear deformation zones suggest that uranium deposits can occur far from graphitic bodies and the unconformity. This expands the possibility of finding more concealed deposits in the interior of the Athabasca basin. In September, 2011, we initiated a project to find fertile structures and detecting concealed deposits, with a grant from Natural Resources of Canada through Targeted Geoscience Initiative.
Geochemical Detection of Buried Diamond Deposits
Canada commenced mining of rough diamond only in 1998, but is already the world's third largest producer after Botswana and Russia. The geology of Canada is ideal for hosting diamond deposits because diamond forms in deep mantle underlying stable shields.
Geophysical methods are commonly used to discover buried rocks, but some diamondiferous kimberlites do not give distinct geophysical signatures. Furthermore, ultramafic and mafic rocks that are not related to diamond commonly produce geophysical signals similar to kimberlites. We propose to supplement geophysical and geological methods by developing geochemical tools to identify kimberlites. The combination of techniques will be more cost-effective than drilling geophysical targets alone.
In the summer of 2006, we started to examine geochemical signatures of kimberlites in the region around the Victor deposit, 90 km west of coastal community of Attawapiskat, Ontario in the James Bay Lowlands. The area is being developed by De Beers for mine operation. So far, 19 kimberlites have been identified and of these 17 are diamond-bearing. The diamondiferous kimberlites are overlain by 10 to 100 m thicknesses of peaty sediments and clay-rich tills. Thus, the area provides an excellent site to examine the surface expressions of concealed kimberlites.
Sader, J.A., Hattori, K., Brauneder, K., Hamilton, S.M., 2013. The influence of buried kimberlite on methane production in overlying sediment, Attawapiskat region, James Bay Lowlands, Ontario. Chemical Geology vol. 360-361, p. 173-185, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.10.007. pdf
Sader, J.A., Hattori, K.H., Hamilton, S., Brauneder, K., 2011. Metal binding to dissolved organic matter and adsorption to ferrihydrite in shallow peat groundwaters: Application to diamond exploration in the James Bay Lowlands, Canada. Applied Geochemistry, vol. 26, p. 1649-1664. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.04.022.pdf
Sader, J., Hattori, K., Kong, J., Hamilton, S., Brauneder, K., 2011. Peat groundwater geochemistry and diamond exploration applications over three Attawapiskat Kimberlites, James Bay Lowlands, Canada. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, vol. 11, p. 193-210. pdf
Hattori, K.H., Hamilton, S., Kong, J., Gravel, J., 2009. Soil geochemical survey ove concealed kimberlites in the Attawapiskat area in northern Canada. Geochemistry, Exploration, Environments, and Analysis vol. 9; No. 2, p. 139-150. doi: 10.1144/1467-7873/09-200 pdf
Hattori, K.H. and Hamilton, S., 2008. Geochemistry of peat over concealed kimberlites in the Attawaiskat area, James Bay Lowlands, northern Canada. Applied Geochemistry, vol. 23, p. 3767-3782. pdf file
Hamilton, S., Hattori, K. and Brauneder, K., 2008. Redox-induced spontaneous polarization as a cause of large self potential anomalies over disseminated sulphides and other buried features. KEGS Symposium, Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society meeting in Toronto, on March 1, 2008. pdf file
Hamilton, S.M., and Hattori, K., 2008, The origin of spontaneous potential anomalies over a forest ring. Accepted for publication in Geophysics pdf file
Januszczak, N., Hamilton, S., Hattori, K., 2008. Advances in soil geochemical exploration methods for areas of glacial cover. 9th International Kimberlite Conference.
Brauneder, K., Hamilton, S., Hattori, K. Southam, G., 2008. Detailed Investigation of chemical and microbiological parameters over forest-ring edges in Northern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report, 6226 page.028-1 to 028-8.
Hattori, K., Hamilton, S. Januszczak, N. 2007, Geochemical characteristics of soil and peat overlying concealed kimberlites in the Attawapiskat area, northern Ontario. Ontario Geoscience Forum and Ontario Prospectors Symposium in December, 2007 in Sudbury, Ontario. Poster as a pdf file (4 Mb)
Brauneder, K., Hattori, K. and Hamilton, S., 2007. Peatland waters overlying concealed kimberlites in the Attawapiskat region, northern Ontario. Ontario Geoscience Forum and Ontario Prospectors Association Symposium in December, 2007 in Sudbury, Ontario. Poster as a pdf file ( 4Mb)
Sader, J.S., Hattori, K.H., Hamilton, S.M., and Brauneder,K. 2007,Surface media geochemical sampling at the Victor kimberlite region, northern Ontario, and the Kirkland Lake kimberlite region, Northeastern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 6213, p.19-1 to 19-6.. pdf file
palladium in surface media.
You will find my publications related to the "hard rock" PGE mineralization after the list related to the surface dispersion of PGE
Ontario is the major producer of palladium in Canada. Its traditional ore is Sudbury-type Ni-sulphide ore, but a new type of deposits has emerged, disseminated in sulphide-poor mafic intrusions. There are numerous mafic-ultramafic igneous rocks with a potential for hosting this new type of deposit, but many conventional methods of exploration are not readily applicable. Palladium-bearing ore does not provide visual clues with low sulphide contents.
With the generous financial support from Industry and the Ontario Mineral Exploration Technologies program, we examined the dispersion of PGE from known deposits. click for summary slides..
Hattori, K. H. and Cameron, E.M. 2008, Geochemical exploration for platinum group metals. Short course associated with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, in Toronto, Feb 29-March 1, 2008.
Hattori, K.H., and Cameron, E.M., 2004, Utilizing the high mobility of palladium in exploration for platinum group element deposits: Evidence from the Lac des Iles area, northwestern Ontario. Economic Geology, vol. 99, no. 1, pdf
Cameron, E.M. and Hattori, K., 2005, Platinum group elements in geochemical exploration. Mineralogical Association of Canada, Short Course Series, vol. 35, Exploration for Platinum Group Elements deposits. pp. 287-307, pdf
Cameron, E.M. and Hattori, K.H., 2003, Mobility of palladium in the surface environment: Data from a regional lake sediment survey in northwestern Ontario. Geochemistry, Exploration, Environment, Analysis, vol. 3, p.299-311. Pdf download
Study of Hard Rock PGE Mineralization
John Hinchey conducted his PhD thesis project, the origin of palladium mineralization in the Lac des Iles igneous comples (summary slides), and Neil Pettigrew studied the palladium-copper mineralization and petrogenesis of ultramafic-mafic intrusions in the Quetico metasedimentary belt and in the Legris Lake, south of the Lac des Iles mine (summary slides). His work has been summarized in several papers in the Current Research of the Geological Survey of Canada. The tectonic setting for the formation of PGE-rich ultramafic-mafic intrusions is summarized in his paper in Precambrian Research in 2006.
Hinchey, J.G. and Hattori, K.H., 2007, Lead isotope study of the late Archean Lac des Iles deposit, Canada: enrichment of platinum group elements by ponded sulphide melt. Mineralium Deposita. vol. 42, p. 601-611. pdf file
Pettigrew, N.T. and Hattori, K.H., 2006, The Quetico intrusions of the western Superior Province: Neo-Archean examples of Alaskan/Ural-type mafic-ultramafic intrusions. Precambrian Research. vol. 149, p. 21-42. pdf
Hinchey, J.G., and Hattori, K.H., 2005, Magmatic mineralization and hydrothermal enrichment of the High Grade Zone at the Lac des Iles palladium mine, northern Ontario, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, vol. 40, p. 13-23. pdf
Hinchey, J. G., Hattori, K.H. and Lavigne, M.J., 2005, Geology, petrology and controls on PGE mineralization of the southern Roby and Twilight Zones, Lac des Iles Mine, Canada. Economic Geology, Vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 43-61, abstract, pdf
John Hinchey, Keiko H. Hattori, and Maurice J. Lavigne, 2003, Palladium mineralization at the Lac des Iles mine: timing of the introduction and redistribution of PGE. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada-Society of Economic Geologists meeting. Abst vol. 28, no. 178. pdf download
Hinchey, J., Hattori, K.H. and Lavigne, M.J. ,2003, Geology and timing of palladium mineralization in the South Roby Zone of the Lac des Iles deposit, Northwestern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 6107, 16p. Pdf download
Pettigrew, N.T. and Hattori, K.H., 2002, Palladium-copper-rich PGE mineralization in the Legris Lake mafic ultramafic complex, western Superior Province of Canada. Transaction, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Vol 111, Series B, page B46-B57. pdf
Pettigrew, N.T.Hattori, K.H., 2002, Legris Lake. Palladium Deposits:Current and Future, Mineral Deposits Special Symposium, Southermpton (UK). Transactions Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, vol 110, page B231-B232.
Pettigrew, N. and Hattori, K.H., 2001, Geology of the palladium-rich Legris Lake mafic-ultramafic complex, western Wabigoon Subprovince, northwestern Ontario, Exploration Mining Geology, vol. 10, nos 1 and 2, p. 35-49. Pdf download
Pettigrew, N. Hattori, K. and Percival, J., 2000, Samuels Lake Intrusion, Northwestern Ontario: A late Archean Cu-Ni-PGE bearing mafic-ultramafic complex in the western Quetico Subprovince. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research, 2000-C Pdf download
Study of Platinum Group Elements and Minerals
Hattori, K. H., Takahashi, Y. and Augé, T., 2010, Mineralogy and origin of oxygen-bearing platinum-iron grains based on X-ray absorption spectroscopy study. American Mineralogist. vol. 95, no.3, p. 622-630. PDF (4.8Mb)
Takahashi, Y., Uruga, T., Suzuki, K., Tanida, H., Terada, Y., Hattori, K.H., 2007, Local atomic structures of rhenium and radiogenic osmium in molybdenite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 71, p. 5180-5190. pdf
Sakakibara, N., Takahashi, Y., Okumura, K., Hattori, K.H., Yaita, T., Suzuki, K. and Shimizu, H., 2005, Speciation of osmium in an iron meteorite and a platinum ore specimen based on X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy. Geochemical Journal. vol 39, no. 4 pp. 383-389. pdf
Hattori, K.H.,Cabri, L.J., Johanson, B., and Zientek, M.L., 2004, Origin of placer laurite from Borneo: Se and As contents, and S isotopic compositions. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 68 (2), p.353-368. pdf of abstract, pdf (1.1 Mb) of full paper, pdf (2.4 Mb) of the data repository
Hattori, K. and Cabri, L.J., 1992, Origin of platinum group mineral nuggets inferred from osmium-isotope study; Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 289-301. Pdf file (3.2 Mb)
Hattori, K. Burgath, K-P. and Hart, S.R., 1992, Os-isotope study of platinum-group minerals in chromitites in alpine-type ultramafic intrusions and the associated placers in Borneo. Mineralogical Magazine, vol 56, no. 3.,p. 156-164
Hattori, K. and Hart, S.R., 1991, Osmium-isotope ratios of platinum-group minerals associated with ultramafic intrusions: Os-isotopic evolution of the oceanic mantle; Earth Planetary Science Letters, vol. 107, pp. 499-514. Pdf file
Hattori, K. Hart, S.R. and Cabri, L.J., 1991, Osmium isotope ratios of PGM nuggets associated with the Freetown Layered Complex, Sierra Leone, and their origin; Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, vol 109, pp. 10-18. Pdf file