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Banded iron-formations of late Proterozoic age in the central eastern desert, Egypt: geology and tectonic setting.

Economic Geology

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Abstract

Iron-formation occurs as stratigraphic units within a layered andesite-basalt sequence. The sequence is metamorphosed to greenschist facies, intruded by syntectonic granodiorite and post-tectonic granite, and complexly deformed and grossly fragmented; the rocks are allochthonous along thrust faults. The iron deposits are chemical precipitates, accumulated during lulls in volcanism, apparently in an intraoceanic island-arc environment. The deposits are of the Algoma type of iron-formation.-G.J.N.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Banded iron-formations of late Proterozoic age in the central eastern desert, Egypt: geology and tectonic setting.
Series title:
Economic Geology
Volume
79
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Economic Geology
First page:
1777
Last page:
1784