Western Mineral Resources

U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2007-1155
Version 1.0

Descriptive and Grade-Tonnage Models and Database for Iron Oxide Cu-Au Deposits

By Dennis P. Cox and Donald A. Singer


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Iron oxide Cu-Au deposits are veins and breccia-hosted bodies of hematite and/or magnetite with disseminated Cu + Au ± Ag ± Pd ± Pt ± Ni ± U ± LREE minerals formed in sedimentary or volcano-sedimentary basins intruded by igneous rocks. Deposits are associated with broad redox boundaries and feature sodic alteration of source rocks and potassic alteration of host rocks.

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