Evaluation of the 'quartz-eye' hypothesis

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    The literature postulating that the large, embayed quartz grains in deformed rocks in mineralized terrain are metasomatic rather than residual phenocrystic is reviewed and found wanting. If the quartz eyes are interpreted as phenocrysts, volcanogenic exploration models are pertinent.-G.J.N.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1520-1527
    Number of pages8
    JournalEconomic Geology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1986


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