Most of the papers in this special issue were presented in a topical session, "Sediment-Hosted Lead-Zinc Deposits," during the 2001 Geological Society of America annual meeting in Boston. The purpose of this special issue is to raise awareness about the potential of nonsulfide zinc deposits as commercially attractive targets for the mineral industry and as timely research subjects for academia. The supergene variety alone currently accounts for approximately 10 percent of the world’s known Zn reserves (Borg, 2002).

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Although exploitation for nonsulfide zinc deposits, especially the supergene ores, began hundreds of years ago, there are several reasons why...

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