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Those epithermal precious-metal deposits where ore was precipitated within 100-300 m of the earth's surface such that the direct interaction of hydrothermal fluids with the surface is a major cause of ore-mineral precipitation in the upper part of the system make up the subclass known as hot-spring-type deposits (Berger and Eimon, 1983; Berger, 1985). The deposits were emplaced as small veins, stockworks, and explosive breccias in association with non-marine volcanism, generally calc-alkaline in composition. Henley (1985b, this volume) and Hayba et al. (1985, this volume) prefer to not separate hot-spring deposits as a separate class or subtype of epithermal...

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