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Chusi Li

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Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

Taranovic, V., Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Rossell, D. 2016. Chalcophile element (Ni, Cu, PGE) variations in the newly-discovered Tamarack magmatic sulfide deposit in the Midcontinent Rift System: Implications for dynamic ore-forming processes and exploration. Mineralium Deposita 51:937–951

Stifter, E.C., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2016, Os and S isotope evidence for variable degrees of country rock contamination in dunites and olivine clinopyroxenites from the Duke Island Complex, Alaska. Mineralium Deposita 51:903–918

Xue, S., Qin, K., Li, C., Tang, D., Mao, Y. and Ripley, E.M. 2016. Geochronological, Petrological and Geochemical Constraints on Ni-Cu Sulfide Mineralization in the Poyi Ultramafic-troctolitic Intrusion in the NE Rim of Tarim Craton, Western China. Economic Geology 111:1465–1484

Xue, S., Li, C., Qin, K. and Tang, D. 2016. A non-plume model for the Permian protracted (266-286 Ma) basaltic magmatism in northern Xinjiang, western China. Lithos 256–257, 243–249

Pan, L-C, Hu, R-Z, Wang, X-S, Bi, X-W, Zhu, J-J and Li, C. 2016. Apatite trace element and halogen compositions as petrogenetic-metallogenic indicators: Examples from four granite plutons in the Sanjiang region, SW China. Lithos 254–255, 118–130

Duan, J., Li, C., Qian, Z., Jiao, J., Ripley, E.M. and Feng, Y. 2016. Multiple S isotopes, zircon Hf isotopes, whole-rock Sr-Nd isotopes, and spatial variations of PGE tenors in the Jinchuan Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, NW China. Mineralium Deposita 51:557–574

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Tao, Y. and Hu, R. 2016. The significance of PGE variations with Sr-Nd isotopes and lithophile elements in the Emeishan flood basalt province from SW China to northern Vietnam. Lithos 248–251, 1–11

Tao, Y., Putirka, K., Hu, R-Z and Li, C. 2015. The magma plumbing system of the Emeishan large igneous province and its role in basaltic magma differentiation in a continental setting. American Mineralogist 100:2509–2517

Ripley, E.M., Dong, S., Li, C. and Wasylenki, L.E. 2015. Cu isotope variations between conduit and sheet-style Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide mineralization in the Midcontinent Rift System, North America. Chemical Geology 414:59–68

Duan, J., Li, C., Qian, Z. and Jiao, J. 2015. Geochronological and geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis and tectonic significance of mafic dykes in southern Alxa, North China Craton. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 111:244–253

Qiao, L., Wang, Q. and Li, C. 2015. The western segment of the suture between the Yangtze and Cathaysia blocks: constraints from inherited and co-magmatic zircons from Permian S-type granitoids in Guangxi, South China. Terra Nova 27:392–398

Li, C., Arndt, N.T., Tang, Q. and Ripley, E.M. 2015. Trace element indiscrimination diagrams. Lithos 232:76–83

Robertson, J., Ripley, E.M., Barnes, S.J. and Li, C. 2015. Sulfur liberation from country rocks and incorporation in mafic magmas. Economic Geology 110:1111-1123

Yu, S-Y, Song, X-Y, Ripley, E.M., Li, C., Chen, L-M, She, Y-W and Luan, Y. 2015. Integrated O-Sr-Nd isotope constraints on the evolution of four important Fe-Ti oxide ore-bearing mafic-ultramafic intrusions in the Emeishan large igneous province, SW China. Chemical Geology 401:28-42

Luo, J-C, Hu, R-Z, Fayek, M., Li, C., Bi, X-W, Sharpe, R. and Chen, Y-W 2015. In-situ SIMS uraninite U-Pb dating and genesis of the Xianshi granite-hosted uranium deposit, South China. Ore Geology Review 65:968-978

Li, C., Zhang, Z., Li, W., Wang, Y., Sun, T. and Ripley, E.M. 2015. Geochronology, petrology and Hf-S isotope geochemistry of the newly-discovered Xiarihamu magmatic Ni-Cu deposit in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, western China. Lithos 216-217, 224-240

Mao, Y-J, Qin, K-J, Li, C. and Tang, D-M 2015. A modified genetic model for the Huangshandong magmatic sulfide deposit in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, Xinjiang, western China. Mineralium Deposita 50:65-82

Tang, Q., Li, C., Zhang, M. and Lin, Y. 2015. U-Pb age and Hf isotopes of zircon from basaltic andesite and geochemical fingerprinting of the associated picrites in the Emeishan large igneous province, SW China. Mineralogy and Petrology 109:103-114

Bai, Z-J, Zhu, W-G, Zhong, H., Li, C., Liao, J-Q and Sun, H-S 2015. Petrogenesis and tectonic implications of the early Jurassic Fe-Ti oxide-bearing Xialan mafic intrusion in SE China: Constraints from zircon Hf-O isotopes, mineral compositions and whole-rock geochemistry. Lithos 212-215, 59-73

Taranovic, V., Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Rossell, D. 2015. Petrogenesis of the Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide-bearing Tamarack Intrusive Complex, Midcontinent Rift System, Minnesota. Lithos 212-215, 16-31

Tang, Q., Li, C., Zhang, M., Ripley, E.M. and Yu, M. 2014. Detrital zircon constraint on the timing of amalgamation between Alxa and Ordos, with exploration implications for Jinchuan-type Ni-Cu ore deposit in China. Precambrian Research 255:748-755

Stifter, E.C., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2014. Silicate melt removal and sulfide liquid retention in ultramafic rocks of the Duke Island Complex, Southeastern Alaska. Mineralogy and Petrology 108:727–740

Bai, Z-J., Zhong, H., Li, C., Zhu, W-G., He, D-F. and Qi, L. 2014. Contrasting parental magma compositions for the Fe-Ti-V oxide ore-bearing horizons of the Hongge and Panzhihua intrusions, Emeishan large igneous province, SW China. Economic Geology 109:1763–1785

Mao, Y-J., Qin, K-J., Li, C., Xue, S-C. and Ripley, E.M. 2014. Petrogenesis and ore genesis of the Permian Huangshanxi sulfide ore-bearing mafic-ultramafic intrusion in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, western China. Lithos 200–201:111–125

Thakurta, J., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2014. Platinum group element geochemistry of sulfide-rich horizons in the Ural-Alaskan type ultramafic complex of Duke Island, southeastern Alaska. Economic Geology 109:643–659

Donoghue, K.A., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2014, Sulfur Isotope and Mineralogical Studies of Ni-Cu Sulfide Mineralization in the Bovine Igneous Complex Intrusion, Baraga Basin, Northern Michigan. Economic Geology 109:325–341

Tao, Y., Bi, X., Li, C., Hu, R., Li, Y. and Liao, M. 2014. Geochronology, petrogenesis and tectonic significance of the Jitang granitic pluton in eastern Tibet, SW China. Lithos 184–187:314–323

Wang, Q., Deng, J., Li, C., Li, G., Li, Y. and Qiao, L. 2014. The boundary between the Simao and Yangtze blocks and their locations in Gondwana and Rodinia: Constraints from detrital and inherited zircons. Gondwana Research 26:438–448

Deng, J., Wang, Q., Li, G., Li, C. and Wang, C. 2014. Tethys tectonic evolution and its bearing on the distribution of important mineral deposits in the Sanjiang region, SW China. Gondwana Research 26:419–437

Zhang, Z-W., Li, W-Y., Gao, Y-B., Li, C., Ripley, E.M. and Kamo, S. 2014. Sulfide mineralization associated with arc magmatism in the Qilian Block, western China: Zircon U-Pb age and Sr-Nd-Os-S isotope constraints from the Yulonggou and Yaqu gabbroic intrusions. Mineralium Deposita 49:279–292

Sun, T., Qian, Z-Z., Li, C., Xia, M-Z. and Yang, S-H. 2013. Petrogenesis and economic potential of the Erhongwa mafic–ultramafic intrusion in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, NW China: Constraints from olivine chemistry, U-Pb age and Hf isotopes of zircons, and whole-rock Sr-Nd-Pb isotopes. Lithos 182–183, 185–199.

Wei, B., Wang, C.Y., Li, C. and Sun, Y. 2013. Origin of PGE-depleted Ni-Cu sulfide mineralization in the Triassic Hongqiling No.7 orthopyroxenite intrusion, Central Asian Orogenic Belt, NE China. Economic Geology 108:1813–1831

Sun, T., Qian, Z-Z., Deng, Y-F., Li, C., Song, X-Y. and Tang, Q. 2013. PGE and Isotope (Hf-Sr-Nd-Pb) Constraints on the Origin of the Huangshandong Magmatic Ni-Cu Sulfide Deposit in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, NW China. Economic Geology 108:1849–1864

Xia, M-Z., Jiang, C-Y., Li, C. and Xia, Z-D. 2013. Characteristics of a newly-discovered Ni-Cu sulfide deposit hosted in the Poyi ultramafic intrusion, Tarim craton, NW China. Economic Geology 108:1865–1878

Peng, R., Zhai, Y., Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. 2013. The Erbutu Ni-Cu deposit in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt: a Permian magmatic sulfide deposit related to boninitic magmatism in an arc setting. Economic Geology 108:1879–1888

Tang, Q., Ma, Y., Zhang, M., Li, C., Zhu, D. and Tao, Y. 2013. The origin of Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide mineralization in the margin of the Zhubu mafic-ultramafic intrusion in the Emeishan large igneous province, SW China. Economic Geology 108:1889–1901

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Thakurta, J., Stifter, E.C. and Qi, L. 2013. Variations of olivine Fo-Ni contents and highly chalcophile element abundances in arc ultramafic cumulates, southern Alaska. Chemical Geology 351:15–28

Maier, W.D., Rasmussen, B., Fletcher, I.R., Li, C., Barnes, S-J. and Huhma, H. 2013. The Kunene Anorthosite Complex, Namibia, and Its Satellite Intrusions: Geochemistry, Geochronology, and Economic Potential. Economic Geology 108:953–986

Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2013. Sulfide saturation in mafic magmas: Is external sulfur required for magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) ore genesis? Economic Geology 108:45-58

Tang, Q., Zhang, M.J., Li, C., Yu, M. and Li, L. 2013. The chemical compositions and abundances of volatiles in the Siberian large igneous province: constraints on magmatic CO2 and SO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Chemical Geology 339:84-91

Li, G., Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Kamo, S. and Su, S. 2012. Geochronology, petrology and geochemistry of the Nanlinshan and Banpo mafic-ultramafic intrusions: implications for subduction initiation in the eastern Palaeo-Tethys. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 164:773-788

Li, C., Tao, Y., Qi, L. and Ripley, E.M. 2012. Controls on PGE fractionation in the Emeishan picrites and basalts: constraints from integrated lithophile-siderophile elements and Sr-Nd isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 90:12-32

Ding, X., Ripley, E.M., Shirey, S.B., Li, C. and Moore, C.H. 2012. Os, Nd, O and S isotope constraints on country rock contamination in the conduit related Eagle Cu-Ni-(PGE) deposit, Midcontinent Rift System, Upper Michigan. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 89:10-30

Bai, Z-J., Zhong, H., Li, C., Zhu, W-G. and Xu, G.W. 2012. Platinum-group elements in the oxide layers of the Hongge mafic-ultramafic intrusion, Emeishan Large Igneous Province, SW China. Ore Geology Reviews 46:149-161.

Li, C., Thakurta, J. and Ripley, E.M. 2012. Low-Ca content and kink-banded texture are not unique for mantle olivine: evidence from the Duke Island Complex, Alaska. Mineralogy and Petrology 104:147-153.

Ding, X., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2012. PGE Geochemistry of the Eagle magmatic sulfide deposit, upper Michigan: Constraints on ore genesis in a dynamic magma conduit. Mineralium Deposita 47:89-104.

Li, C., Zhang, M., Fu, P., Qian, Z., Hu, P. and Ripley, E.M. 2012. The Kalatongke magmatic Ni-Cu deposit in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, NW China: Product of slab window magmatism? Mineralium Deposita 47:51-67.

Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. 2011. The Giant Jinchuan Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposit: Tectonic Setting, Magma Evolution, Ore Genesis and Exploration Implications. In: Li C, Ripley EM (eds) Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE Deposits: Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis: Reviews in Economic Geology 17:163-180.

Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2011. A review of conduit related Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide mineralization at the Voisey’s Bay deposit, Labrador, and the Eagle deposit, northern Michigan. In: Li C, Ripley EM (eds) Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE Deposits: Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis: Reviews in Economic Geology 17:181-198.

Tang, D., Qin, K., Li, C., Qi, L., Su, B. and Qu, W. 2011. Zircon dating, Hf-Sr-Nd-Os isotopes and PGE geochemistry of the Tianyu sulfide-bearing mafic-ultramafic intrusion in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, NW China. Lithos 126:84-98

Ripley, E.M., Li, C., Moore, C.H., Elswick, E.R., Maynard, J.B., Paul, R.L., Sylvester, P., Seo, J.H. and Shimizu, N. 2011. Analytical methods for sulfur determination in glasses, rocks, minerals and fluid inclusions. Rev Mineral Geochem 73:9-39

Zhang, M., Li, C., Fu, P., Hu, P. and Ripley, E.M. 2011. The Permian Huangshanxi Cu-Ni deposit in western China: Intrusive-extrusive association, ore genesis and exploration implications. Mineralium Deposita 46:153-170

Tao, Y., Li, C., Hu, R., Qi, L., Qu, W. and Du, A. 2010, Re-Os isotopic constraints on the genesis of the Limahe Ni-Cu deposit in the Emeishan large igneous province, SW China. Lithos 119:137-146

Williams, C., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2010. Variations in Os isotope ratios of pyrrhotite as a result of water-rock and magma-rock interaction: Constraints from Virginia formation – Duluth Complex contact zone. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:4772-4792

Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. 2010. The relative effects of composition and temperature on olivine-liquid Ni partitioning: Statistical deconvolution and implications for petrologic modeling. Chemical Geology 275:99-104

Maier, W.D., Barnes, S-J., Sarkar, A., Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Livesey, T. 2010. The Kabanga Ni sulfide deposit, Tanzania: I. Geology, petrography, silicate rock geochemistry, and sulfur and oxygen isotopes. Mineralium Deposita 45:419-441

Ding, X., Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Rossell, D. and Kamo, S.L. 2010. The Eagle and East Eagle sulfide ore-bearing mafic-ultramafic intrusions in the Midcontinent Rift System, upper Michigan: Geochronology and petrologic evolution. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 11, Q03003, DOI

Zhang, M., Kamo, S.L., Li, C., Hu, P. and Ripley, E.M. 2010. Precise U-Pb zircon-baddeleyite age of the Jinchuan sulfide ore-bearing ultramafic intrusion, western China. Mineralium Deposita 45:3-9

Ripley, E.M., Li, C., Moore, C.H. and Schmitt, A.K. 2010. Micro-scale S isotope studies of the Kharaelakh intrusion, Noril’sk region, Siberia: Constraints on the genesis of coexisting anhydrite and sulfide minerals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:634-644

Sarkar, A., Brophy, J., Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Kamo, S. 2009. Geochemical and isotopic studies of the Lady of the Lake Intrusion and associated tobacco root Batholith: Constraints on the genetic relation between Cretaceous mafic and silicic magmatism in Southwestern Montana. Lithos 113:555-569

Thakurta, J., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2009. Oxygen isotopic variability associated with multiple stages of serpentinization, Duke Island Complex, southeastern Alaska. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73:6298-6312

Li, C., Ripley, E.M. 2009. Sulfur contents at sulfide-liquid or anhydrite saturation in silicate melts: Empirical equations and example applications. Economic Geology 104:405-412

Naldrett, A.J., Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. 2009. Anorthosite-related Ni-Cu-Co deposits: Examples from Labrador, Canada. In: Li C, Ripley EM (eds) New Developments in Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE Deposits. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, p.192-218

Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2009. Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization associated with the Proterozoic Midcontinent Rift System, USA. In: Li C, Ripley EM (eds) New Developments in Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE Deposits. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, p. 180-191

Naldrett, A.J. and Li, C. 2009. Ore deposits related to flood basalts, Siberia. In: Li C, Ripley EM (eds) New Developments in Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE Deposits. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, p. 141-179

Li, C., Ripley, E.M. and Naldrett, A.J. 2009. A new genetic model for the giant Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposits associated with the Siberian flood basalts. Economic Geology 104:291-301

Pang, K.N., Li, C., Zhou, M-F. and Ripley, E.M. 2009. Mineral compositional constraints on petrogenesis and oxide ore genesis of the late Permian Panzhihua layered gabbroic intrusion, SW China. Lithos 110:199-214

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Naldrett, A.J., Schmitt, A.K. and Moore, C.H. 2009. Magmatic anhydrite-sulfide assemblages in the plumbing system of the Siberian Traps. Geology 37:259-262

Thakurta, J., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2008. Prerequisites for sulfide-poor PGE and sulfide-rich Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization in Alaskan-type complex. Journal of the Geological Society of India 72:611-622

Sarkar, S., Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Maier, W.D. 2008. Stable isotope and mineral chemical composition constraints on contamination and hydrothermal alteration in the Uitkomst Complex, South Africa. Chemical Geology 257:129-138

Tao, Y., Li, C., Song, X. and Ripley, E.M. 2008. Mineralogical, petrological and geochemical studies of the Limahe mafic-ultramatic intrusion and the associated Ni-Cu sulfide ores, SW China. Mineralium Deposita 43:849-872

Thakurta, J., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2008. Geochemical constraints on the origin of sulfide mineralization in the Duke Island Complex, southeastern Alaska. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 9, Q07003, DOI

Su, S.G., Li, C., Zhou, M.F., Ripley, E.M. and Qi, L. 2008. Controls on variations of platinum-group element concentrations in the sulfide ores of the Jinchuan Ni-Cu deposit, western China. Mineralium Deposita 43:609-626

Pang, K-N., Li, C., Zhou, M-F. and Ripley, E.M. 2008. Abundant Fe–Ti oxide inclusions in olivine from the Panzhihua and Hongge layered intrusions, SW China: evidence for early saturation of Fe–Ti oxides in ferrobasaltic magma. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 156:307-321

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Tao, Y. and Mathez, E.A. 2008. Cr-spinel/melt and Cr-spinel/olivine nickel partition coefficients from basalts, picrites and intrusive rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72:1678-1684

Ripley, E.M., Shafer, P., Li, C. and Hauck, S.A. 2008. Re-Os Isotopic variations in magnetite from the contact zone of the Duluth Complex and the Biwabik iron formation, northeastern Minnesota. Chemical Geology 249:213-226

Maier, W.D., Barnes, S-J., Bandyayera, D., Livesey, T., Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. 2008. Early Kibaran rift-related mafic-ultramafic magmatism in Tanzania and Burundi: the petrogenesis and ore potential of the Kapalagulu and Musongati intrusions. Lithos 101:24-53

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Oberthür, T., Miller, J.D. and Joslin, G.D. 2008. Textural and stable isotope studies of hydrothermal alteration in the Main Sulfide Zone of the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe, and the Precious Metals Zone of the Sonju Lake Intrusion, Minnesota, USA. Mineralium Deposita 43:97-110.

Li, C., Naldrett, A.J. and Ripley, E.M. 2007. Controls on the Fo and Ni contents of olivine in sulfide-bearing mafic/ultramafic intrusions: Principles, modeling and examples from Voisey’s Bay. Earth Science Frontiers-English Edition 14(5):177-185.

Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2007. Applications of stable and radiogenic isotopes to magmatic Cu-Ni-PGE deposits: Examples and cautions. Earth Science Frontiers-English Edition 14(5):124-132.

*Naldrett, A.J. and Li, C. 2007. The Voisey’s Bay deposit, Labrador, Canada. In: Goodfellow WD (ed.) Mineral Resources of Canada: A Synthesis of Major Deposit-types, District Metallogeny, the Evolution of Geological Provinces, and Exploration Methods. Geological Survey of Canada and Geological Association of Canada, pp. 387-408

Ripley, E.M., Taib, N.I., Li, C. and Moore, C.H. 2007. Chemical and mineralogical heterogeneity of the basal zone of the Partridge Rive Intrusion, Duluth Complex: Evidence for Cu-Ni mineralization during early stages of rift development. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 154:35-54

Hu, P.Q., Zhang, M.J., Tang, Z.L., Li, C. and Wang, J.Z. 2007. Chemical and stable isotopic compositions of volatiles in mantle peridotites of the Yushigou ophiolite in Qilian orogenic belt, western China. Acta Petrologica Sinica-English Edition 23:169-176

Tao, Y., Li, C., Hu, R., Ripley, E.M., Du, A. and Zhong, H. 2007. Petrogenesis of the Pt-Pd mineralized Jinbaoshan ultramafic intrusion in the Permian Emeishan Large Igneous Province, SW China. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 153:321-337

Mariga, J., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2006. Oxygen isotopic studies of interaction between magma and country rocks at Voisey’s Bay, Labrador, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70:4977-4996.

Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. 2006. Formation of isoferroplatinum by desulfurization of braggite and cooperite in the J-M Reef of the Stillwater Complex, Montana. Canadian Mineralogist 44:895-903.

Mariga, J., Ripley, E.M., Li, C., McKeegan, K.D., Schmidt, A. and Groove, M. 2006. Oxygen isotopic disequilibrium in plagioclase-corundum-hercynite xenoliths from the Voisey’s Bay intrusion, Labrador, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 248:248-260.

Mondal, S.K., Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Frei, R. 2006. The genesis of Archaean chromitites from the Nuasahi and Sukinda massifs in the Singhbhum Craton, India. Precambrian Research 148:45-66.

Mariga, J., Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2006. Petrologic evolution of gneissic xenoliths in the Voisey’s Bay Intrusion, Labrador, Canada: Mineralogy, reactions, partial melting, and mechanisms of mass transfer. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 7, Q05013, DOI

Ripley, E.M., Sarkar, A. and Li, C. 2005. Mineralogic and stable isotopic studies of hydrothermal alteration at the Jinchuan Ni-Cu deposit. Economic Geology 100:1349-1361.

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Sarkar, A., Shin, D. and Maier, W.D. 2005. Origin of phlogopite-orthopyroxene inclusions in chromites from the Merensky Reef of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 150:119-130.

Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. 2005. Empirical equations to predict the sulfur content of mafic magma at sulfide saturation and applications to magmatic sulfide deposits. Mineralium Deposita 40:218-230

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Merino, M. and Maier, W.D. 2004. Replacement of base metal sulfides by actinolite, epidote, calcite and magnetite in the UG2 and Merensky Reef of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology 99:173-184

Li, C., Xu, Z.H., de Waal, S.A., Ripley, E.M. and Maier, W.D. 2004. Compositional variations of olivine from the Jinchuan Ni-Cu sulfide deposit, western China: implications for ore genesis. Mineralium Deposita 39:159-172

Maier, W.D., Gomwe, T., Barnes, S-J., Li, C. and Theart, H. 2004. Platinum-Group Elements in the Uitkomst Complex, South Africa. Economic Geology 99:499-516

De Waal, S.A., Xu, Z.H., Li, C. and Mouri, H. 2004. Emplacement of vicious mushes in the Jinchuan Ultramafic Intrusion, western China. Canadian Mineralogist 42:371-392

Park, Y-R., Ripley, E.M., Miller, Jr. J.D., Li, C., Mariga, J. and Shafer, P. 2004. Stable isotopic constraints on fluid-rock interaction and Cu-PGE-S redistribution in the Sonju Lake Intrusion, Minnesota. Economic Geology 99:325-338

Li, C., Ripley, E.M. and Mathez, E.A. 2003. The effect of S on the partitioning of Ni between olivine and silicate melt in MORB. Chemical Geology 201:295-306

Li, C., Ripley, E.M. and Naldrett, A.J. 2003. Compositional variations of olivine and sulfur isotopes in the Noril’sk and Talnakh intrusions, Siberia: Implications for ore forming processes in dynamic magma conduits. Economic Geology 98:69-86

Ripley, E.M., Lightfoot, P.C., Li, C., Elswick, E.R. 2003. Sulfur isotopic studies of continental flood basalts in the Noril'sk region: Implications for the association between lavas and ore-bearing intrusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67:2805-2817

Ripley, E.M. and Li, C. 2003. Sulfur isotopic exchange and metal enrichment in the formation of magmatic Cu-Ni-(PGE) deposits. Economic Geology 98:635-641

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Maier, W.D. and Gomwe, T.E.S. 2002. Olivine and sulfur isotopic compositions of the Uitkomst Ni-Cu sulfide ore-bearing complex, South Africa: Evidence for sulfur contamination and multiple magma emplacements. Chemical Geology 188:149-159

Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Shin, D. 2002. Paragneiss assimilation in the genesis of magmatic Ni-Cu-Co sulfide mineralization at Voisey’s Bay, Labrador: δ34S and δ 13C and Se/S evidence. Economic Geology 97:1307-1318

Ripley, E.M., Brohpy, J.G. and Li, C. 2002. Copper solubility and copper-iron sulfide liquid/silicate liquid partition coefficients in a basaltic melt. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 66:2791-2800

Li, C., Maier, W.D., de Waal, S.A. 2001. Magmatic Ni-Cu versus PGE deposits: Contrasting genetic controls and exploration implication. South African Journal of Geology 104:309-318

Li, C., Maier, W.D., de Waal, S.A. 2001. The role of magma mixing in the origin of PGE mineralization in the Bushveld Complex: Thermodynamic calculations and new interpretations. Economic Geology 96:653-662

Li, C., Naldrett, A.J., Ripley, E.M. 2001. Critical factors for the formation of a Ni-Cu deposit in evolved magmatic system: Lessons from a comparison of the Pants Lake and Voisey’s Bay sulfide occurrences in Labrador. Mineralium Deposita 36:85-92

Maier, W.D., Li, C. and de Waal, S.A. 2001. Why are there no major Ni-Cu sulfide deposits in large layered mafic-ultramafic intrusions? Canadian Mineralogist 39:547-556

Maier, W.D., Sliep, J., Barnes, S-J. and Li, C. 2001. PGE-bearing mafic-u;tramafic sills in the floor of the eastern Bushveld Complex on the farms Blaauwboschkraal, Zwartkopje and Waterval. South African Journal of Geology 104:343-354

Maier, W.D., Barnes, S-J., Ashwal, L.D. and Li, C. 2001. A reconnaissance study on the magmatic Cu-Ni-PGE sulphide potential of the Tete Complex, Mozambique. South African Journal of Geology 104:355-364

Barnes, S-J., van Achterberg, E., Makovicky, E. and Li, C. 2001. Proton microprobe results for the portioning of platinum-group element between monosulphide solid solution and sulphide liquid. South African Journal of Geology 104:275-286

Li, C. and Naldrett, A.J. 2000. Melting reactions of gneissic inclusions with enclosing magma at Voisey’s Bay, Labrador, Canada: Implications with respect to ore genesis. Economic Geology 95:801-814

Li, C., Lightfoot, P.C., Amelin, Y. and Naldrett, A.J. 2000. Contrasting petrological and geochemical relationships in the Voisey’s Bay and Mushuau intrusions, Labrador: Implications for ore genesis. Economic Geology 95:771-800

Brenan, M.J. and Li, C. 2000. Constraints on oxygen fugacity during ore formation in the Voisey’s Bay intrusion, Labrador, Canada. Economic Geology 85:901-915

Amelin, Y., Li, C. and Naldrett, A.J. 2000. Nd-Sr-Pb isotopic systematics of crustal assimilation in the Voisey’s Bay and the Mushuau intrusions, Labrador, Canada. Economic Geology 95:815-830

Lambert, D.D., Foster, J.G., Frick, L.R., Li, C. and Naldrett, A.J. 2000. Re-Os isotopic systematics of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co magmatic ore system, Labrador, Canada: II. Implications for parental magma chemistry and ore genesis. Economic Geology 85:867-888

Naldrett, A.J., Asif, M., Krstic, S. and Li C 2000. The compositions of ore at the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu sulfide deposit, Labrador, Canada: with special reference to platinum-group elements. Economic Geology 95:845-866

Naldrett, A.J., Krstic, S., Sing, J. and Li, C. 2000. The mineralogy of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador, Canada: Influence of oxidation state on textures and mineral compositions. Economic Geology 85:889-900

Ripley, E.M., Park, Y-R., Li, C., Naldrett, A.J. 2000. Oxygen isotopic studies of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit, Labrador, Canada. Economic Geology 95:831-844

Books and journal special issue edited

Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. (eds) 2011. Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE Deposits: Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis. Reviews in Economic Geology, Volume 17, Society of Economic Geologists, Denver, Colorado, 370p.

Li, C. and Ripley, E.M. (eds) 2009. New Developments in Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE Deposits. Geological Publishing House, Beijing, 290p.

Naldrett, A.J. and Li, C. (eds) 2000. a special issue of Economic Geology devoted to the Voisey'’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit (Vol. 95, No. 5)