Composition and fabric of the Kupferschiefer, Sangerhausen Basin, Germany and a comparison to the Kupferschiefer in the Lubin Mining District, Poland
The Kupferschiefer, or "copper shale," is a thin carbonaceous marly shale deposited during the Late Permian within the Zechstein Basin of central Europe. A classic example of a sediment hosted stratiform copper deposit, the Kupferschiefer is mineralized with Cu and other metals of economic interest such as Pb, Zn, and Ag. The unit is overlain by the Zechstein Limestone and underlain by the Weissliegend sandstone; it is most well known in Germany and Poland. Overall, the Kupferschiefer in the Sangerhausen Basin in Germany has been less studied than its counterpart in the Lubin mining district ...
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