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Hypogene veins of gibbsite, pyrolusite, and lithiophorite in Nye County, Nevada

June 1, 1968

Gibbsite, lithiophorite, pyrolusite, and goethite, plus discrete mixtures of gibbsite and lithiophorite and of gibbsite and iron oxide, occur as replacement veins in limestone. Minor accessories are barite, alunite, opal. Minerals of wall-rock alteration are garnet, idocrase, K-feldspar, prehnite, sericite, and quartz. These silicates formed at higher temperature than the vein minerals, but the whole sequence is considered to be a product of the same solutions, of deep-seated origin, deposited over a long period of time.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1968
Title Hypogene veins of gibbsite, pyrolusite, and lithiophorite in Nye County, Nevada
DOI 10.2113/gsecongeo.63.4.360
Authors Donnel Foster Hewett, Henry Rowland Cornwall, Richard C. Erd
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Economic Geology
Series Number
Index ID 70209024
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization