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Quartz fabrics in an epithermal ore vein

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Quartz fabrics have been studied in an epithermal type of gold-silver quartz vein. Several different patterns of fabric diagram are discriminated, each of which corresponds to a phase in the stepwise development of the mineralization of the ore deposit.

As to the spatial arrangement of every quartz grain, the detailed measurements reveal that the lineage axes of adjacent three quartz grains are invariably parallel.

The tectonic effects have enforced such coordinated aggregate to yield for proper direction. As a result, the characteristic patterns of the fabric diagram were here established.

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Hunahashi, M. Quartz fabrics in an epithermal ore vein. Contr. Mineral. and Petrol. 39, 157–170 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00375737

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