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Dynamic computer model for the metallogenesis and tectonics of the Circum-North Pacific

November 1, 2001

The digital files on this report consist of a dynamic computer model of the metallogenesis and tectonics of the Circum-North Pacific, and background articles, figures, and maps. The tectonic part of the dynamic computer model is derived from a major analysis of the tectonic evolution of the Circum-North Pacific which is also contained in directory tectevol.
The dynamic computer model and associated materials on this CD-ROM are part of a project on the major mineral deposits, metallogenesis, and tectonics of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera. The project provides critical information on bedrock geology and geophysics, tectonics, major metalliferous mineral resources, metallogenic patterns, and crustal origin and evolution of mineralizing systems for this region. The major scientific goals and benefits of the project are to: (1) provide a comprehensive international data base on the mineral resources of the region that is the first, extensive knowledge available in English; (2) provide major new interpretations of the origin and crustal evolution of mineralizing systems and their host rocks, thereby enabling enhanced, broad-scale tectonic reconstructions and interpretations; and (3) promote trade and scientific and technical exchanges between North America and Eastern Asia.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2001
Title Dynamic computer model for the metallogenesis and tectonics of the Circum-North Pacific
DOI 10.3133/ofr01261
Authors Christopher R. Scotese, Warren J. Nokleberg, James W.H. Monger, Ian O. Norton, Leonid M. Parfenov, Alexander I. Khanchuk, Thomas K. Bundtzen, Kenneth M. Dawson, Roman A. Eremin, Yuri F. Frolov, Kazuya Fujita, Nikolai A. Goryachev, Anany I. Pozdeev, Vladimir V. Ratkin, Sergey M. Rodinov, Ilya S. Rozenblum, David W. Scholl, Vladimir I. Shpikerman, Anatoly A. Sidorov, David B. Stone
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2001-261
Index ID ofr01261
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse