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Tenth Day

January 01, 1990


The final day of the Mexican Silver Deposits Excursion begins with an underground visit to the fissure-vein deposits of the Taxco district. These ores contain recoverable amounts of lead, zinc and silver, and this assemblage is also recovered from mantos and stockwork deposits associated with the fracture-filling systems. The second part of the day follows the route from Taxco to Iguala by descending Into the northern part of the Balsas-Mexcala basin that is underlain by Cretaceous limestones. From there the route progresses southward to Chilpancingo and then crosses the rugged Sierra Madre del Sur to the type locality of the Xolapa complex, underlain by plutonic and metamorphic rocks, and finally reaches the port of Acapulco.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Mexican Silver Deposits

K.F. Clark
K.F. Clark
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January 01, 1990




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