U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5070–C. 2012. Downloadable from <http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5070/c/>.

This is one of a series of ore deposit models, written by scientists of the U.S. Geological Survey, which at present include contributions on Mississippi Valley-type lead-zinc deposits (Leach et al., 2010) and porphyry copper deposits (John et al., 2010). The stated purposes of this VMS model are as follows: (1) for national assessment of the mineral potential for these deposits in the United States, and (2) to assist exploration geologists, students, and teachers of economic geology, and researchers interested in understanding the origin of this important...

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