Abstract

"Several textural varieties of quartz, together with ore textures and structural relations, indicate that (1) open-space filling, (2) replacement, and (3) growth by accretion were active processes in the formation of saddle reefs and related quartz bodies of the Bendigo goldfield, Australia. The relative importance of each process varied with the type of quartz body. . . . Book structure, ribbon structure, and 'crinkly banding' probably resulted primarily from the replacement of previously sheared or foliated zones in wall rock; the individual leaves and ribbons are usually residues from the replacement process."

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