Tracer studies of the fluorine-rich skarn at McCullough Butte, Eureka County, Nevada.

M. D. Barton, J. Ruiz, E. Ito, L. Jones

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Abstract

Calcite and dolomite from skarn veins (12) and altered host-rock (18) have delta 18O and delta 13C values (relative to PDB) between those of the unaltered host rock and magmatic water, indicating that it played a large part in skarn formation. Carbonates from veins lacking fluorite (5) show depletion in delta 18O only, indicating fluid dominated by meteoric water. Values for fluorite 87Sr/86Sr intermediate between host-rock and granite require at least two sources. Fluorite REE values resemble those of the host suggesting limited REE mobility.K.F.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-331
Number of pages4
JournalCarnegie Institution of Washington Year Book
Volume81
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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