NJG57-4-04
1977
A geochemical approach to the genesis of the Caledonian sulphide mineralization at Sulitjelma, Norway
57
4
361-378

Systematic geocbemical studies on the Sulitjelma ores bring out their basic igneous parentage, confirm that the massive pyritic and disseminated oretypes betong to the same pulse of ore-forming fluids, and support the earlier contention that the massive pyrrhotitic ores are of palingenetic origin. The composition of ores/minerals, though broadly uniform on the depositscale, exhibits small yet consistent differences from one ore-body to another. The overall observations are best explained by volcanic exhalative mode of ore-genesis which is supported also from the study on isotopic fractionation of sulphur in the deposit.

0029-196X
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