Metallogeny of the Great Basin: Crustal Evolution, Fluid Flow, and Ore Deposits
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2006_1280

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Summary
Abstract: The Great Basin physiographic province in the Western United States contains a
diverse assortment of world-class ore deposits. It currently (2006) is the
world's second leading producer of gold, contains large silver and base metal
(Cu, Zn, Pb, Mo, W) deposits, a variety of other important metallic (Fe, Ni,
Be, REE's, Hg, PGE) and industrial mineral (diatomite, barite, perlite,
kaolinite, gallium) resources, as well as petroleum and geothermal energy
resources. Ore deposits are most numerous and largest in size in linear mineral
belts with complex geology.

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Description: Report on the Metallogeny of the Great Basin: Crustal Evolution, Fluid Flow,
and Ore Deposits.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.0 S: 29.0  E: -116.0  W: -126.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Albert H. Hofstra and Alan R. Wallace
Dataset Title: Metallogeny of the Great Basin: Crustal Evolution, Fluid Flow, and Ore Deposits
Dataset Series Name: USGS Open File Report
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1280/of06-1280abs.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >CRUSTAL MOTION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METALS >ORE DEPOSITS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METALS >GOLD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METALS >SILVER    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS >PETROLEUM    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ECONOMY
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Keywords
OFR
Open File Report
Physiographic Province
Ore Deposits
Fluid Flow


Originating Center


Data Center
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS OPEN-FILE SERVICES SECTION
Phone: 303-202-4200
Phone: 303-202-4210
Fax: 303-202-4188
Email: infoservices at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Information Services
Open-File Services Section
Box 25286
Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: No fees


Personnel
ALAN R. WALLACE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1-775-784-5789
Fax: 1-775-784-5079
Email: alan at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U. S. Geological Survey
MS-176 University of Nevada
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89557
Country: USA


ALBERT H. HOFSTRA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: (303) 236-5530



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-10-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-19

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