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Trace element content of gossans at four mines in the West Shasta massive sulfide district.

Economic Geology

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Abstract

Paired analyses of the spongy whole-rock gossan and its botryoidal crust ("chipped rock rind') show little differences, whereas duplicate samples of each at individual sites show such extreme differences as to preclude the use of the data in areal mapping. Gossans from disseminated sulphides have lower and less variable trace-element contents than gossans from massive sulphides, due in part to dilution by rock silicates. Computer reduction of the data by a regionalizing algorithm enables determination of pattern differences among the four mines.-G.J.N.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Trace element content of gossans at four mines in the West Shasta massive sulfide district.
Series title:
Economic Geology
Volume
80
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
2206
Last page:
2212
Number of Pages:
7