Hydrothermal ore deposits
Petersen, Ulrich Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Composition of ore and host rocks
- Hydrothermal alteration
- Mineralization pulses and stages
- Oxidation, leaching, and supergene enrichment
- Ore deposition factors
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The predominant sources of scarce metals, such as copper, zinc, lead, tin, molybdenum, antimony, tungsten, mercury, bismuth, uranium, silver, and gold. Fascinating because of their variety, they are the subject of intense research aimed at understanding them better and finding them efficiently. See also: Ore and mineral deposits
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