Lithophile-element mineralization associated with Late Cretaceous two- mica granites in the Great Basin ( USA).

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Abstract

Late Cretaceous two-mica granitoids in the Great Basin are closely associated with a characteristic style of lithophile- element (Be, F, W, Mo, Sn, and Zn) mineralization. This kind of deposit is characterized by greisenlike zones in the intrusions, distinctive F- and Al-rich skarns in carbonate rocks, F-deficient quartz veins in clastic rocks, and distal metal-bearing, quartz-carbonate veins. Mineralization can be extensive, locally reaching economic grades. These occurrences resemble greisen-type ore deposits found in other parts of the world; collectively, they constitute a new metallogenic province in the western US.-Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geology

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