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U-Th-Pb zircon dating of the 13.8-Ma dacite volcanic dome at Cerro Rico de Potosi, Bolivia

Earth and Planetary Science Letters

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DOI: 10.1016/0012-821X(95)00093-R

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Abstract

The temporal relationship between the extrusion of the Miocene dacite volcanic dome at Cerro Rico de Potasi, Bolivia, and the associated Ag-Sn mineralization has an important bearing on the heat and metal sources for this world class mineral deposit. The present study uses U-Th-Pb dating of sparse zircon contained in the dacite to demonstrate that, at most, only several hundred thousand years separate dome emplacement from main stage mineralization. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
U-Th-Pb zircon dating of the 13.8-Ma dacite volcanic dome at Cerro Rico de Potosi, Bolivia
Series title:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI:
10.1016/0012-821X(95)00093-R
Volume
133
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
First page:
227
Last page:
237
Number of Pages:
11