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Structural and paleotopographic controls of lead-zinc mineralization in the Silvermines orebodies, Republic of Ireland

Stewart Taylor
Structural and paleotopographic controls of lead-zinc mineralization in the Silvermines orebodies, Republic of Ireland
Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists (May 1984) 79 (3): 529-548

Abstract

Occurrence in Lower Carboniferous and Devonian strata in northern Tipperary. The deposits comprise lower discordant zones--deposited epigenetically along the channelways of the ascending ore solutions--and upper, late Tournaisian, stratiform, syngenetic-syndiagenetic zones of sedimentary exhalative origin. Mineralization occurs in a variety of sediments whose composition reflects the nature of the exhaled fluids and the variable physiochemical conditions in their depositional sites. As a result of periodic tectonism on the fault zone, these mineralized sediments were subjected to varying degrees of brecciation in a very unstable depositional environment. The stratiform deposits of Silvermines are synsedimentary products of the exhalation of mineralizing fluids from northwest-trending feeder zones on to a late Tournaisian sea floor of highly irregular paleotopography.--Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0361-0128
EISSN: 1554-0774
Coden: ECGLAL
Serial Title: Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
Serial Volume: 79
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Structural and paleotopographic controls of lead-zinc mineralization in the Silvermines orebodies, Republic of Ireland
Author(s): Taylor, Stewart
Affiliation: Electrolytic Zinc Co. Australas., Miner. Resour. Div., Rosebery, Tasmania, Australia
Pages: 529-548
Published: 198405
Text Language: English
Publisher: Economic Geology Publishing Company, Lancaster, PA, United States
References: 29
Accession Number: 1984-038216
Categories: Economic geology, geology of ore deposits
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch maps
N52°30'00" - N53°00'00", W08°00'00" - W08°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1984
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