Title

Dolomite Fronts and Associated Zinc-Lead Mineralization, USA

Abstract

This paper provides previously unpublished drill core and mapping evidence of the spatial relationship between regional dolomitization and Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) mineralization in the midcontinent of the United States. Dolomitization is discussed for several key carbonate units and their contained MVT mineralization. This more complete picture of the relationship between regional dolomitization and mineralization provides constraints on models for MVT mineralization and serves as an exploration guide for new deposits.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Carbonate minerals; Limestone; Mineral exploration; Mineralogy; Dolomitization; Mineralization; Lead zinc deposits; dolomitization; lead; mineralization; ore deposit; zinc; North America; United States

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0361-0128

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Society of Economic Geologists, Inc, All rights reserved.


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