Geodynamic settings of mineral deposit systems

  title={Geodynamic settings of mineral deposit systems},
  author={David I. Groves and F. P. Bierlein},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={19 - 30}
Mineral deposits represent extraordinary metal concentrations that form by magmatic, magmatic–hydrothermal or hydrothermal processes in geodynamic environments typified by anomalously high thermal and/or mechanical energy near plate boundaries. As they require the conjunction of specific environmental conditions to form, particular mineral deposit types tend to occupy specific geodynamic niches. The temporal distributions of mineral deposit types reflect both formational and preservational… 

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