Dolomite Fronts and Associated Zinc-Lead Mineralization, USA
This paper provides previously unpublished drill core and mapping evidence of the spatial relationship between regional dolomitization and Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) mineralization in the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.
D. D. Harper and D. M. Borrok, "Dolomite Fronts and Associated Zinc-Lead Mineralization, USA," Economic Geology, vol. 102, no. 7, pp. 1345-1352, Society of Economic Geologists, Inc, Nov 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.102.7.1345
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
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