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Replacement barite deposit, southern Independence Mountains, Nevada

October 28, 1975

Allochthonous Devonian chert, metaquartzite, and greenstone in the Blue Basin quadrangle,, southern Independence Mountains, Nevada, are mineralized with barite forming a deposit of possible commercial grade and size. Textural evidence indicates that the barite was deposited in the host rocks principally by replacement, to a lesser extent by a process involving displacement and expansion of the host-rock material, and to a very minor extent by fracture filling.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1975
Title Replacement barite deposit, southern Independence Mountains, Nevada
Authors Keith B. Ketner
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Index ID 70156574
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse