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A Review of a fluid flow in hydrothermal systems

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Fluid pressure gradients, buoyancy effects, and permeability distribution control the flow paths in hydrothermal systems between metal sources and areas of ore deposition. The role that deformation processes and fluid pressures play in generating and maintaining permeability within active faults, shear zones, associated fracture networks, and various other structures at all crustal levels is a major source of structural controls on ore formation in many epigenetic systems. Pore connection is poor in hydrothermal systems with low intergranular porosity, and fluid flow is typically governed by fracture permeability. On continents, close to convergent plate boundaries, as well as on the ocean floor, close to mid-ocean ridges, there are strong heat fluxes that give rise to hydrothermal systems. Three essential elements are necessary for their formation: fluids, heat, and the ability of fluids to move through rocks. The majority of mineral deposits, which originated by direct crystallization in cracks and gaps within the rocks or by replacement of pre-existing rocks, were deposited by hydrothermal fluids associated with the cooling of shallow intrusive bodies. Seawater undergoes modifications as a result of interactions with heat and the earth’s crust, giving rise to hydrothermal fluid. At hydrothermal vents on the seafloor, these liquids emit and then return to the ocean’s water.


Fluid pressure gradients, Buoyancy effects, Fracture permeability, Hydrothermal vents, Hydrothermal systems

Manuscript Submission information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a Double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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