Three beds of manganese oxide ore in a 10 m-thick dolomite unit are associated with diagenetic features, and, are accordingly also diagenetic in their present aspect. Whether primary or introduced, the Mn mineralogy is attributed to reactions between fresh and saline ground-waters as the zone of mixing passed through the dolomite unit during a period of falling sea-level. The succession of diagenetic changes is: 1) precursor carbonates, 2) dolomite-janggunite, 3) hollandite-pyrolusite-chert-calcite.-G.J.N.
|Title||A ground-water mixing model for the origin of the Imini manganese deposit (Cretaceous) of Morocco|
|Authors||E. R. Force, W. Back, E. C. Spiker, L.P. Knauth|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Economic Geology|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|