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TitleWorld volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit database
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AuthorFranklin, J M; Gibson, H L; Johasson, I R; Galley, A G
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7776, 2015, 8 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/296569 (Open Access)
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediadigital; on-line
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; mdb; sql; txt; shp; kmz; mxd; htm
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Areaworld; Argentina; Australia; Azerbaijan; Brazil; Canada; China; Cuba; Egypt; Finland; Germany; Guatemala; Ireland; India; Iran; Japan; Namibia; Norway; Pakistan; Portugal; South Africa; Sweden; United States; Spain; Russian Federation
Lat/Long WENS-180.0000 180.0000 90.0000 -90.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; volcanogenic deposits; sedimentary ore deposits; mineral deposits; data collections; copper; lead; zinc; silver; gold; reserves; mineral occurrences; sulphides; sulphide deposits
Illustrationstables
ProgramDirector office, GSC Central Canada Division, GSC Central Canada Division
Released2015 06 24
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This data set depicts the spatial distribution and most significant descriptive attributes of volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineral deposits world-wide. VMS deposits are major sources of the base metals copper and zinc, and contain significant quantities of gold, silver, lead, selenium, cadmium, bismuth and tin plus minor amounts of other metals. They are most commonly hosted by volcanic rocks and clay-rich sediments. The principal economic minerals are chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and galena, which are associated with the ubiquitous iron sulphides, pyrite and pyrrhotite. The mineralization occurs as massive concentrations of these minerals in lens-like or tabular bodies along volcanic stratigraphy or bedding, commonly underlain by networks of veins and irregular stringers.
GEOSCAN ID296569