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  2. Most known porphyry Cu deposits formed in the Phanerozoic and are exclusively associated with moderately oxidized, sulfur-rich, hydrous arc-related magmas derived from partial melting of the asthenospheric mantle metasomatized by slab-derived fluids. Yet, whether similar metallogenic processes also operated in the Precambrian remains obscure. Here we address the issue by investigating the origin, fO2, and S contents of calc-alkaline plutonic rocks associated with the Haib porphyry Cu deposit in the Paleoproterozoic Richtersveld Magmatic Arc (southern Namibia), an interpreted mature island-arc setting. We show that the ca. 1886–1881 Ma ore-forming magmas, originated from a mantle-dominated source with minor crustal contributions, were relatively oxidized (1‒2 log units above the fayalitemagnetite- quartz redox buffer) and sulfur-rich. These results indicate that moderately oxidized, sulfur-rich arc magma associated with porphyry Cu mineralization already existed in the late Paleoproterozoic, probably as a result of recycling of sulfate-rich seawater or sediments from the subducted oceanic lithosphere at that time.
  3. Following the Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence, consisting of a M6.4 foreshock and M7.1 mainshock along with many other foreshocks and aftershocks, the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association deployed a team to gather perishable data. The team focused their efforts on documenting ground deformations including surface fault rupture south of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, and liquefaction features in Trona and Argus. The team published a report within two weeks of the M7.1 mainshock. This paper presents data products gathered by the team, which are now published and publicly accessible. The data products presented herein include ground-based observations using GPS trackers, digital cameras, and hand measuring devices, as well as UAV-based imaging products using Structure from Motion to create point clouds and digital surface models. The paper describes the data products, as well as tools available for interacting with the products.