Syngenesis and Epigenesis in the Formation of Mineral Deposits

A Volume in Honour of Professor G. Christian Amstutz on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday with Special Reference to One of His Main Scientific Interests

  • Arndt Wauschkuhn
  • Cornelia Kluth
  • Richard A. Zimmermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. General Observations on Syngenesis and Epigenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Textures of Ore Minerals and Their Genetic Significance

    3. Contributions of a Regional Character

    4. Geochemical Investigations and Their Genetic Signficance

  3. Ores Associated with Clastic Sediments and Their Genetic Origin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Ores in Shales

    3. Ores in Sandstone

    4. Ores in Conglomerates

  4. Ores Associated with Carbonate Rocks and Their Genetic Origin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Geochemical Investigations and Their Genetic Significance

    3. Pb-Zn-Bearing Carbonate Rocks

      1. K. A. Gunnesch, A. Baumann
        Pages 448-456
    4. Sb-Hg-W-Bearing Carbonate Rocks

  5. Ores Associated Directly with Magmatic Activity and Their Genetic Origin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Ores Associated with Intrusive Magmatic Activity

About these proceedings


The papers in this volume are dedicated to Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. G. Christian Amstutz by his colleagues, friends, and students on the occasion of his 60th anniversary. The authors of this book - the theme was restricted to syngenesis and epigenesis in the formation of mineral deposits - wish to honour with their articles a scientist who has contributed to, and substantially promoted the understanding of the genesis of mineral deposits in the last decades. The majority of the articles deal with strata-bound depos­ its, thus reflecting one of his main scientific interests. In the tradition of his professors, Paul Niggli and Paul Ramdohr, G.C. Amstutz has maintained an open and active interest in many fields of earth science. His numerous papers have triggered a remarkable number of new ideas and investigations in a variety of fields, and the "happy marriage" of economic geology with sedimentology is cer­ tainly one of his main successes, starting with the first Symposium on Sedimentology and Ore Genesis at the Sixth International Sedimentological Congress at Delft in 1963.


Deposits chemistry controlling economic geology formation geochemistry geology igneous rock metamorphism mineral mineral deposits ore deposit ore mineral sedimentology

Editors and affiliations

  • Arndt Wauschkuhn
    • 1
  • Cornelia Kluth
    • 1
  • Richard A. Zimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Mineralogisch-Petrographisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70076-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70074-3
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