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Morphostructural Regularities in the Distribution of Endogenous Mineralization in Mongolia

Volchanskaya, I. K.; Sapozhnikova, E. N.; Baskina, V. A.

Global Tectonics and Metallogeny Volume 2 Number 1-2 (1983), p. 95 - 110

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published: Jan 1, 1982

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Abstract

The geological history of Mongolia includes geosynclinal, platform, and post-platform (so called tectono-magmatic activization) stages. During the latter stage, in Late Mesozoic times, the main bulk of the economic deposits of copper, molybdenum, tungsten, lead and zinc, tin, fluorspar and rare metals were formed. The distribution of the deposits was controlled by deep-seated structures localizing the endogenic processes. These structures were revealed by special analysis of the topography (morphostructural analysis), by geophysical data and by the distribution features of magmatic products. Field investigation of one of the areas of intersection of tectonic zones led to the discovery of a formation hitherto unknown in Mongolia containing potassium alkalic volcanics with carbonatite-type rocks, accompanied by iron-rare earth-fluorine and strontium mineralization.

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Mongoliaeconomic deposittectono-magmatic activizationvolcanic