Gibbsite, lithiophorite, pyrolusite, and goethite, plus discrete mixtures of gibbsite and lithiophorite and of gibbsite and iron oxide, occur as replacement veins in limestone. Minor accessories are barite, alunite, opal. Minerals of wall-rock alteration are garnet, idocrase, K-feldspar, prehnite, sericite, and quartz. These silicates formed at higher temperature than the vein minerals, but the whole sequence is considered to be a product of the same solutions, of deep-seated origin, deposited over a long period of time.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Hypogene veins of gibbsite, pyrolusite, and lithiophorite in Nye County, Nevada|
|Series title||Economic Geology|
|Publisher||Society of Economic Geologists|
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