Origin of the Bendigo saddle reefs with comments on the formation of ribbon quartz

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"Several textural varieties of quartz, together with ore textures and structural relations, indicate that (1) open-space filling, (2) replacement, and (3) growth by accretion were active processes in the formation of saddle reefs and related quartz bodies of the Bendigo goldfield, Australia. The relative importance of each process varied with the type of quartz body. . . . Book structure, ribbon structure, and 'crinkly banding' probably resulted primarily from the replacement of previously sheared or foliated zones in wall rock; the individual leaves and ribbons are usually residues from the replacement process."

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Origin of the Bendigo saddle reefs with comments on the formation of ribbon quartz
Series title Economic Geology
DOI 10.2113/gsecongeo.44.7.561
Volume 44
Issue 7
Year Published 1949
Language English
Publisher Society of Economic Geologist
Description 37 p.
First page 561
Last page 597
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