Masters Theses

Abstract

"Two hundred and fifty vein and wall rock samples were collected from Chief of the Hill and the Duplex Mines of Searchlight District, Nevada. The samples were collected along lines approximately normal to the veins. They were analyzed for lead, copper, zinc, silver, gold, arsenic, selenium, and molybdenum using neutron actication analysis and atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc show well-developed anomalies in the wall rocks. In most cases, the concentration of these elements decreases gradually with increasing distance from the vein and reaches background values at a distance of 40-120 feet from the vein. Molybdenum and selenium did not show a significant difference in concentration between vein material and wall rock. The arsenic concentration was below the detection limit of the used analytical method. The available results indicate that the concentration of metal in the vein strongly influences the extent of the wall rock anomaly. The results also indicate that anomalies are better developed in the hanging wall than in the footwall of a vein"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Bolter, Ernst

Committee Member(s)

Grant, S. Kerry
Rockaway, John D.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

viii, 89 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Geographic Coverage

Nevada

Rights

© 1969 Zuhair Al-Shaieb, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Geology -- Nevada
Hydrothermal deposits
Trace elements -- Analysis

Thesis Number

T 2245

Print OCLC #

6008005

Electronic OCLC #

851575726

Included in

Geology Commons

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