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Setting and Origin of Iron Oxide-Copper-Cobalt-Gold-Rare Earth Element Deposits of Southeast Missouri - Evolution of Mineralization and Alteration

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Primary Contact:  Gilpin R. Robinson, grobinso@usgs.gov

The consensus among many workers is that the iron-copper-cobalt-gold-rare earths deposits of southeast Missouri belong to the iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) family of mineral deposits (e.g., Kisvarsanyi and Kisvarsanyi, 1989; Seeger, 2000). However, the ages of these deposits, relative contributions of magmatic and meteoric fluids during mineralization, and sources of the contained metals, remain uncertain.
We will study modeling of fluid-rock reactions in ore zones and altered wall rocks, which will provide a mineralizing system aspect to the deposit studies.

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