This volume is a comprehensive guide to alteration, primarily in submarine volcanic successions and in relation to volcanic rock-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) deposits. The book has two great strengths: its general descriptions of the variations in style and type of alteration observed in submarine volcanic environments and the many case studies with detailed data pages that provide supporting evidence. The latter also serve as an excellent example of a comprehensive methodology for recording diverse data sets that relate to alteration.

The book is divided into chapters, with the first chapter, “Alteration in Submarine Volcanic Successions,” providing a background for the...

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