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Tectonics and metallogenesis of critical mineral resources

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This task will investigate fundamental tectonic and paleoclimatic controls of critical mineral deposit formation.  The approach is to use global plate reconstructions to fit deposits of selected, high-priority elements into their broad context.  Collaborators: Drs. Dergei Pisarevsky and Stave Gardoll.


Contact: Dwight Bradley, 907-786-7434, dbradley@usgs.gov

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Global tectonic plates

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