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Metallogenic map of volcanogenic massive sulfide occurrences in Wyoming

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1853-F

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Abstract

Volcanogenic massive sulfide occurrences of Late Archean age and Early Proterozoic age occur in metavolcanic and associated metasedimentary rocks in southeastern, eastern, and central Wyoming. Vein deposits in Archean volcanic terrane have accounted for a large part of the gold production in the State (Miners Delight, locality 8). Past production from all massive sulfide occurrences in the State is poorly known, but it probably did not exceed $13 million at current metal prices. The bulk of the production was from gold mines in the southern Wind River Range (localities 8 and 17). For the most part, the host rocks of the massive sulfide occurrences have been metamorphosed to amphibolite facies. As a result, the depositional environments are, in many cases, difficult to determine. For purposes of discussion, the occurrences are classified by geologic age.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Metallogenic map of volcanogenic massive sulfide occurrences in Wyoming
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1853
Chapter:
F
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
42.05 x 27.38 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Wyoming
Scale:
1000000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N