Metal Deposits in Relation to Plate Tectonics

  • Frederick J. Sawkins

Part of the Minerals and Rocks book series (MINERALS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introduction: Plate Tectonics and Geology

    1. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 1-14
  3. Convergent Plate Boundary Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 17-70
    3. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 72-105
    4. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 106-149
    5. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 150-201
  4. Divergent Plate Boundary Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 205-238
    3. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 296-333
    4. Frederick J. Sawkins
      Pages 334-376
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 389-461

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Deposits Erzlagerstätte Plattentektonik Relation economic geology environment geology ore deposit plate tectonics tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Frederick J. Sawkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-08681-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-08683-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08681-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0343-2181
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