Sulfur isotope models of genesis of the Silesian-Cracow Zn-Pb ore deposits

Czesław Harańczyk


A new classification of genetic models of the Zn.-Pb ore bodies of the Silesian-Cracow deposits have been introduced, using sulfur isotope composition as the criterion. Following models were distinguished: 1) mesothermal model, one solution with reduced sulfur; it explains formations of ore lodes; 2) cascade model, one solution, sulfate reduction with organic mailer; it explains formation of the hydrothermal karst crustification ores; 3) infiltration model, percolation mixing of two solutions; it explains speleothems formation; 4) conflux model, two solutions mixing upon the confluent flowing; it explains brunckite formation.

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