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Slides showing quantitative models for mineral-resource assessment of the Rolla 1 degree x 2 degrees Quadrangle, Missouri

Open-File Report 83-387

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Abstract

Th.is report consists of nineteen 35-mm color slides sh.owing digital synthesis and quantitative modeling of five geologic recognition criteria for assessment of Mississippi Valley-type resource potential in the Rolla 1° x 2° quadrangle, Missouri. The digital synthesis and quantitative modeling (Pratt and others, 1982) was done to supplement an earlier manual synthesis and evaluation (Pratt, 1981). The five criteria synthesized in this study, and the sources of data used, are that most known deposits are:

  1. In dolomite of the Bonneterre Formation, near the limestone-dolomite interface, which is defined as ls:dol = 1:16 (Thacker and Anderson, 1979; Kisvarsanyi, 1982);
  2. Near areas where insoluble residues of "barren" Bonneterre Formation contain anomalously high amounts of base metals (Erickson and others, 1978);
  3. Near areas of faults and fractures in the Bonneterre Formation or in underlying rocks (Pratt, 1982);
  4. In "brown rock" (finely crystalline brown dolomite) near the interface with "white rock" (coarsely recrystallized, white or very light gray, vuggy, illite-bearing dolomite) (Kisvarsanyi, 1982);
  5. Near or within favorably situated digitate reef-complex facies (Kisvarsanyi , 1982).

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Slides showing quantitative models for mineral-resource assessment of the Rolla 1 degree x 2 degrees Quadrangle, Missouri
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-387
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
3 p.