Sediment-Hosted Zn-Pb Ores

  • Lluís Fontboté
  • Maria Boni

Part of the Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits book series (MINERAL DEPOS., volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction and General Aspects

  3. North American Deposits

  4. European Deposits

  5. Australian, Chinese, and North African Deposits

  6. Exploration and Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. F.-W. Wellmer, T. Atmaca, M. Günther, H. Kästner, A. Thormann
      Pages 429-462
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 463-471

About this book


Sediment-hosted deposits are the main source of zinc and lead. In this volume, the reader will find the most recent developments in research including: - Fluid migration leading to formation of Zn-Pb ores in sedimentary basins. Relationships to orogenic events and to geothermic anomalies - Transport of metals and precipitation mechanisms. The role played by fluid mixing, fluid-rock reaction, organic matter, and thiosulfates - Paleomagnetic dating of ore deposits - The association of Mississippi Valley-type ore deposits to diapiric salt structures - Geochemical investigations applied to exploration for sediment-hosted Zn-Pb deposits - Economic aspects. The broad geographical coverage is an additional aspect which will interest both researchers and explorationists.


Ore Deposits Trias Wirtschaftsgeologie Zn-Pb Deposits chemistry economic geology exploration formation geochemistry geology mineral mineral deposits mineralogy ore deposit sediment

Editors and affiliations

  • Lluís Fontboté
    • 1
  • Maria Boni
    • 2
  1. 1.Départment de MinéralogieUniversité de GenèveGenèveSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversità di NapoliNapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03056-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03054-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0723-8835
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