The Rammelsberg massive sulphide Cu-Zn-Pb-Ba-Deposit, Germany: an example of sediment-hosted, massive sulphide mineralisation

  title={The Rammelsberg massive sulphide Cu-Zn-Pb-Ba-Deposit, Germany: an example of sediment-hosted, massive sulphide mineralisation},
  author={Duncan E. Large and Eva Maria Walcher},
  journal={Mineralium Deposita},
Abstract The Rammelsberg polymetallic massive sulphide deposit was the basis of mining activity for nearly 1000 y before finally closing in 1988. The deposit is hosted by Middle Devonian pelitic sediments in the Rhenohercynian terrane of the Variscan Orogen. The deposit consists of two main orebodies that have been intensely deformed. Deformation obscures the original depositional relationships, but the regional setting as well as the geochemistry and mineralogy of the mineralisation display… 
Geology and geochemistry of the Changba SEDEX Pb-Zn deposit, Qinling orogenic belt, China
The Changba Pb-Zn SEDEX deposit occurs in the Middle Devonian sequence of the Anjiaca Formation of the Western Qinling Hercynian Orogen in the Gansu Province, China. The Changba-II orebody is hosted
Gold in the Farallones Block of the Shale-Hosted, Clastic-Dominated Castellanos Zinc-Lead Deposit (Northwest Cuba)
The Zn-Pb ores of the Castellanos shale-hosted, clastic-dominated deposit in northwest Cuba average nearly 1 g/t Au, with local maximum concentrations up to 34 g/t Au. This deposit is stratiform with
Geology and Genesis of the Giant Gorevskoe Pb-Zn-Ag Deposit, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia
The Gorevskoe Pb-Zn-Ag mine is currently the largest producer of Pb and Zn in Russia, exploiting one of the largest sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits worldwide. Despite its size and economic
Multiple origin of the ‘Kniest feeder zone’ of the stratiform Zn–Pb–Cu ore deposit of Rammelsberg, Germany
The Zn–Pb–Cu ore deposit of Rammelsberg is characterized by a complex fluid flow history. The main phase of ore deposition occurred during the Middle Devonian in the Rhenohercynian basin. The Kniest
Basin Evolution and Massive Sulfide Deposition at Rammelsberg (Germany): Updating the Subsidence Analysis
The Rammelsberg sulfide deposit is classically considered as a SEDEX-type deposit. The origin of SEDEX-type massive sulfides links with the evolution of their hosting basins. They frequently


The ore bodies belong to two separate ore-forming cycles characterized by an upward change from pyrite-chalcopyrite through sphalerite-pyrite ore to Zn-Pb ore rich in barite. Each cycle is
Mount Isa silica dolomite and copper orebodies; the result of a syntectonic hydrothermal alteration system
Complex hydrothermal alteration system postdates deposition of the Mount Isa Group and the lead-zinc-silver orebodies. Silica dolomite results from differential progressive metasomatic alteration of
The potential source of lead in the Permian Kupferschiefer bed of Europe and some selected Paleozoic mineral deposits in the Federal Republic of Germany
New lead isotopic compositions have been measured for Paleozoic bedded and vein ore deposits of Europe by the high precision thermal emission (triple filament) technique. Eleven samples have been
The Evaluation of Sedimentary Basins for Massive Sulfide Mineralization
The geological setting of sediment-hosted massive sulfide deposits is reviewed in the light of new concepts on the evolution of sedimentary basins. It is shown that the sediment-hosted massive
Lead isotope data from selected galena occurrences in the North Eifel and North Sauerland, Germany
The isotopic ratios of Pb have been determined from 33 galena samples collected from a variety of occurrences in the north Eifel and north Sauerland. On the basis of the data presented, it is not
The Economics of Sediment-Hosted Zinc-Lead Deposits
Two types of sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits are economically analyzed and compared: 1. Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) deposits in carbonate host rocks; 2. Stratiform exhalative
Palaeozoic Sedimentation in the Northern Branch of the Mid-European Variscides — Essay of an Interpretation
The complex sedimentary record of the northern Variscides can be explained by the superposition of several geodynamic factors: after-effects of Caledonian (and older) orogenies, global hydrographic
Examples of structural control of hydrothermal mineralization: Fault zones in epicontinental sedimentary basins — A review
ZusammenfassungFür viele Erzprovinzen bietet sich durch Kompilation der in den letzten Jahrzehnten rasch angewachsenen Zahl geowissenschaftlicher Daten und durch gezielte ergänzende Untersuchungen