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Paul Bartholomé

On the diagenetic formation of ores in sedimentary beds, with special reference to Kamoto, Shaba, Zaïre

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Abstract

Based on observations pertaining to the stratiform copper-cobalt deposit at Kamoto, Zaire, an analysis is presented of the various ways in which metal may be brought to and fixed into sedimentary beds during sedimentation and diagenesis.

Petrological criteria are shown to exist by which the time of metal fixation may be established relative to pyrite growth and other diagenetic events. It is concluded that the concepts of syngenetic and epigenetic deposition are quite inadequate to describe the phenomena responsible for metal fixation.

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Paul Bartholomé, «On the diagenetic formation of ores in sedimentary beds, with special reference to Kamoto, Shaba, Zaïre», Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique [En ligne], Gisements stratiformes et provinces cuprifères - Centenaire de la Société Géologique de Belgique, 1974, Publications spéciales = special publications, 203-213 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0037-9395/index.php?id=3485.

About: Paul Bartholomé

Laboratoire de Géologie appliquée, Université de Liège, Belgium.