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Al Kushaymiyah as a target for a Colorado-type molybdenite deposit

Open-File Report 71-281

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Abstract

The granitic complex in the vicinity of Al Kushaymiyah was singled out by Whitlow (19,69, 1969a, 1971), as one of the most promising areas for exploration in the Southern Wajd quadrangle (Jackson and others, 1962). He noted in particular the intensity of shattering and silicification of these potassium-rich granites, and the presence of unusual concentrations of tungsten , molybdenum, and tin in samples from the area. In the light of shield-wide compilations, this area again stands out as the principal geochemical anomaly for the three metals. The similarity of these unusual geologic and geochemical features to those of Colorado-type molybdenite deposits is striking and suggests that the Al Kushaymiyah provides a favorableenvironment to explore for a stockwork molybdenum deposit.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Al Kushaymiyah as a target for a Colorado-type molybdenite deposit
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
71-281
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1971
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey],
Description:
13 leaves :col. maps ;27 cm.