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Abstract

A short description of the lead mineralization of the eastern border of the Caledonides in Scandinavia is given and it is shown that the mineralization is bound to quartzitic sandstones tectonically strongly affected to a greater or less extent by the late Caledonian overthrust movements. The trails of mineralizing solutions can be followed about 100 km inwards in the Caledonides and along this way the mineralization shows a paragenesis of increasing temperature up to the zone of large pyrite deposits in the inner part. Isotope studies by other investigators have shown that the mineralization belongs to the J-type lead deposits. A possible source of the radiogenic lead is the Cambrian shales.

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