Empirical Metallogeny

Empirical Metallogeny

Depositional Environments, Lithologic Associations and Metallic Ores

1st Edition - January 1, 1985

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  • Author: Peter Laznicka
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483256917

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Empirical Metallogeny: Depositional Environments, Lithologic Associations, and Metallic Ores, Vol. 1: Phanerozoic Environments, Associations, and Deposits, Part B focuses on the composition, characteristics, properties, and reactions of Phanerozoic metallic ore deposits. The book first offers information on intracrustal and subcrustal environments and plutonic granite, diorite, (gabbro) association (GDG) and its aureole. Discussions focus on petrography, origin, and setting of GDG plutonic rocks; mineralization styles associated with Phanerozoic (higher-level) granite, diorite, (gabbro) association; copper skarns and carbonate replacements; and magnetite skarn and replacement deposits. Manganese, uranium, antimony, mercury, and arsenic deposits, hydrothermal iron ores, and hydrothermal-plutonic silver deposits are also discussed. The publication also takes a look at high- to medium-grade metamorphosed terrains, katazonal granites and pegmatites and continental fragmentation, rifts, and paleo-rifts. Topics include examples of modern rift and taphrogenic systems; mineralization styles in and related to the zone of ultrametamorphism and granitization; and petrography, origin, and setting of high-grade metamorphic terrains. The text is a valuable reference for readers interested in the study of Phanerozoic metallic ore deposits.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 27. Intracrustal and Subcrustal Environments (Introduction to Chapters 28-32)

    Chapter 28. Plutonic Granite, Diorite, (Gabbro) Association (GDG) and Its Aureole

    28.1. Introduction

    28.2. Petrography, Origin and Setting of GDG Plutonic Rocks

    28.3. Introduction to GDG Metallogeny

    28.4. Mineralization Styles Associated with Phanerozoic (Higher-Level) Granite, Diorite, (Gabbro) Association (Fig. 28-26; Table 28-1)

    28.5. "Porphyry" (Stockwork, Disseminated) Cu-Mo Deposits

    28.6. Copper Skarns and Carbonate Replacements

    28.7. Copper Veins

    28.8. Sn (W,Bi,Mo,Be,Ta-Nb) Mineralizations Associated with Granite Plutons

    28.9. Tungsten (Wolframite and Scheelite) Veins, Stockworks and Disseminations in Non-Carbonate Rocks in Granite Aureoles

    28.10. Scheelite Skarns

    28.10. Stockwork Molybdenite Deposits

    28.11. Molybdenite (Wulfenite) Veins and Small Pipes

    28.12. Molybdenum Skarns

    28.13. P0stmagmatic Be Deposits

    28.14. Pb-Zn(Ag) Deposits in "Granite" Aureoles

    28.15. Hydrothermal-Plutonic Silver Deposits

    28.16. The Ni,Co,Bi,Ag,U,(As) Association

    28.17. Gold Deposits

    28.18. Hydrothermal Iron Ores (Except Skarns)

    28.19. Magnetite Skarn and Replacement Deposits

    28.19. Manganese Deposits

    28.20. Uranium Deposits

    28.21. Antimony Deposits

    28.22. Mercury Deposits

    28.23. Bismuth Deposits

    28.24. Arsenic Deposits

    28.25. Minor Metals and Metalloids: Se,Te,Tl, In,Ge,Ga, Cd

    28.26. Summary Graphs of Ore Distribution Patterns

    Chapter 29. High- to Medium-Grade Metamorphosed Terrains, Katazonal Granites, Pegmatites

    29.1. Introduction

    29.2. Petrography, Origin and Setting of High-Grade Metamorphic Terrains

    29.3. Trace Metal Geochemistry and Ore Genesis

    29.4. Mineralization Styles in Metamorphosed Non-Carbonate Supracrustals (Schists, Gneisses; Fig. 29-1)

    29.5. Mineralization Styles in Metacarbonates

    29.6. Mineralization Styles in and Related to the Zone of Ultrametamorphism and Granitization

    29.7. Granitic Pegmatites

    29.8. Retrograde Metamorphics, Mylonites, Cataclasites

    Chapter 30. Continental Fragmentation, Rifts and Paleo-Rifts

    30.1. Introduction

    30.2. Stages of Rifting and Recent Examples

    30.3. Examples of Modern Rift and Taphrogenic Systems

    30.4. Exposed Paleo-Rifts

    30.5. assymetrical Portions of Paleorifts Preserved under "Atlantic-Type" Continental Margins; Paleorifts within Shelves Covered by Young Sediments

    30.6. Hypothetical, Metamorphosed Paleorifts

    Chapter 31. Continental Plateau Basalt and Bimodal Volcanic Association

    31.1. Introduction

    31.2. Geotectonic Setting and Origin

    31.3. Ore Distribution and Economic Importance

    31.4. Major Sub-Associations and their Metallic Ores

    31.5. Examples of Plateau Basalt Provinces

    Chapter 32. Diabase, Gabbro and Similar Dikes and Sills

    32.1. Introduction

    32.2. Metallogeny and Ores Associated with Diabase Dikes and Sills

    Chapter 33. Alkaline Igneous Association

    33.1. Introduction

    33.2. Dominantly Volcanic Alkaline Provinces and Occurrences

    33.3. Peralkaline Granite-Rhyolite Association

    33.4. Feldspar Syenite-Trachyte Transitional Association

    33.5. Nepheline Syenite and Alkaline Gabbro-Dominated Intrusive Complexes

    33.6. Alkaline-Ultramafic Association

    33.7. Potassic Alkaline Rocks

    33.8. Carbonatites

    33.9. Kimberlites and Kimberlitic Diatremes


    General Index

    Locality Index

    Genetic Indices

    Metals Index

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  • No. of pages: 760
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1985
  • Published: January 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483256917

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