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Title: Volcanic and structural controls of mineralization in the Dos Cabezas Mountains of southeastern Arizona

A combination of geophysical, geochemical, and geological features suggests that a central part of the Dos Cabezas Mountains probably has considerable potential for blind deposits, chiefly base metals. The area exposes the root zone of a Paleocene( ) volcanic complex and its underlying granitic stocks, which were emplaced next to a major northwest-trending, much reactivated fault zone. The new data, combined with the knowledge of past mining activity in the area, lead them to propose several exploration targets that may lead to ore bodies in breccia pipes along the base of the volcanic pile and along a possible concealed fault or caldera margin.
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OSTI Identifier:
5077380
Resource Type:
Book
Publisher:
Reston, VA (US); Geological Survey
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; ARIZONA; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; EXPLORATION; GRANITES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TERTIARY PERIOD; US DOI; VOLCANIC ROCKS; CENOZOIC ERA; FEDERAL REGION IX; GEOLOGIC AGES; IGNEOUS ROCKS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; PLUTONIC ROCKS; ROCKS; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA 580000* -- Geosciences