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Metal Deposits in Relation to Plate Tectonics / Edition 2

Metal Deposits in Relation to Plate Tectonics / Edition 2

by Frederick J. Sawkins


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Metal Deposits in Relation to Plate Tectonics / Edition 2

In this book metal deposits, in particular those of non-ferrous and precious metals, are classified and analyzed in terms of their plate tectonic settings. This approach allows a meaningful treatment of metal deposits of different types and provides significant insights into both their genesis and formative environments. The updated 2nd edition incorporates the most significant advances in economic geology of the last 5 years. Particular attention is paid to the geological settings and generative models of gold deposits of all kinds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387509204
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Series: Minerals and Rocks Series
Edition description: 2nd rev. and enl. ed
Pages: 461
Product dimensions: 9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Plate Tectonics and Geology.- I Convergent Plate Boundary Environments.- 1 Principal Arcs and Their Associated Metal Deposits.- 2 Metal Deposits on the Inner Sides of Principal Arcs.- 3 Metal Deposits of Arc-Related Rifts.- 4 Additional Aspects of Arc-Related Metallogeny.- II Divergent Plate Boundary Environments.- 5 Metallogeny of Oceanic-Type Crust.- 6 Intracontinental Hotspots, Anorogenic Magmatism and Associated Metal Deposits.- 7 Metal Deposits Associated with the Early Stages of Continental Rifting.- 8 Metal Deposits Related to Advanced Stages of Rifting.- 9 Metal Deposits in Relation to Collision Events.- 10 Metal Deposits and Plate Tectonics — An Attempt at Perspective.- References.

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