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Partly skeletonal, but euhedral, galena crystal (about 4 by 2 by 2cm) on a bed of red-brown garnet from the San Juan chimney in the El Mochito mine, Honduras. The red-brown garnets are the latest/most proximal garnets in a zoned sequence from yellow-green to green to green-brown to brown to red-brown. Photo by Larry Meinert of a sample rescued from black market oblivion by the executive intervention of Scott Parks and Bob Byrd.


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Links to information about skarns

  1. General overview
  2. Historical usage
  3. Definitions
  4. Skarn Mineralogy
  5. Evolution of skarns in time and space
  6. Au, Cu, Fe, Mo, Sn, W, and Zn-Pb skarn deposits
  7. Zonation of skarn deposits
  8. Geochemistry of skarn deposits
  9. Petrogenesis and tectonic settings of skarn deposits
  10. Exploration strategies for skarn deposits
  11. References
  12. Skarns in the classic Banat region of Romania
  13. References on skarns in Spain

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Other Geology Links

Smith College Geosciences Home Page
Cascades Volcano Observatory
Fluid Inclusions
Computer programs for calculation of T, P, xCO2, etc.
National Institute of Standards - Measurements, conversions, etc.
Imdex - Mexican Geology and Ore Deposits
Society of Economic Geologists
International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD)
SGA - Mineralium Deposita
Links to Geology and Mineralogy Sites
Mama's Minerals - Links to interesting geology and mineralogy sites
The Virtual Microscope
Ore Microscopy
University Geology Courses
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards on Earth

Last Updated: March 25, 2009
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