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Mineralium Deposita

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 231–236 | Cite as

Epigenetic manganese occurrences within Cretaceous strata of Israel

  • S. Ilani
  • J. Kronfeld
  • A. Flexer
  • A. Livnat
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Abstract

Epigenetic manganese mineralization occurs within Cretaceous carbonate strata of Israel. This mineralization is structurally controlled. In southern Israel, manganese- and iron-bearing waters rising along fault zones precipitated these metals as different redox conditions were encountered. The manganese and associated trace-metals are believed to be leached from magmatic bodies by corrosive deep-seated brines in southern Israel and circulating meteoric waters in northern Israel.

Keywords

Manganese Cretaceous Mineral Resource Fault Zone Redox Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ilani
    • 1
  • J. Kronfeld
    • 2
  • A. Flexer
    • 2
  • A. Livnat
    • 2
  1. 1.Geological Survey of IsraelJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact SciencesTel Aviv Univ.Tel AvivIsrael

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