The igneous petrology, thermal history, and genesis of sedimentary rock-hosted Au deposits in the northern Battle Mountain mining district, Nevada
The Battle Mountain mining district in north-central Nevada hosts deposits of magmatic-hydrothermal origin, including porphyry, skarn, and distal disseminated deposits, as well as sedimentary-rock hosted Au deposits of uncertain origin. This dissertation examines the ages of magmatism and mineralization in the Battle Mountain mining district, the characteristics of hypogene sedimentary rock-hosted Au mineralization at the deposit scale, and potential novel techniques for dating alteration associated with this deposit style. Zircon U-Pb geochronology indicates that magmatism occurred during the ...
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