Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Setting and Origin of Iron Oxide-Copper-Cobalt-Gold-Rare Earth Element Deposits of Southeast Missouri : Geochemistry of Ores and Altered Wall Rocks
Primary Contact: John Slack, firstname.lastname@example.org
The major goals of this task are to
- characterize the inorganic geochemical composition of ores and altered wall rocks in the mineral deposits, and
- document the basic mineral textures and paragenesis.
The major objective of this task is to provide critical information on the natures of the ores and wall rocks of the mineral deposits, which will be the foundation for other laboratory studies of the project.
Methods used include standard observations using
- hand lens,
- binocular microscope, and
- polarizing microscope (both transmitted and reflected light).
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