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Mineral Deposit Type

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Mineral Deposit Type
Definition:
Values indicating the style of mineral occurrence or deposit.
Description:
Generally a local or regional term. Should be referenced for definitions and descriptions. Single deposit terms may form member of a Mineral Deposit Group in local and regional schemas.
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Label Parent Governance level Status
bauxite eu-technical Valid
calcrete eu-technical Valid
gossan eu-technical Valid
laterite eu-technical Valid
phosphorite eu-technical Valid
anthropogenic deposit eu-technical Valid
eluvial placer eu-technical Valid
alluvial placer eu-technical Valid
shoreline / marine placer eu-technical Valid
eolian placer eu-technical Valid
paleoplacer eu-technical Valid
banded iron formation (BIF) eu-technical Valid
oolitic iron / ironstone eu-technical Valid
sedimentary manganese eu-technical Valid
stratiform barite eu-technical Valid
evaporite eu-technical Valid
carbonate-hosted eu-technical Valid
sandstone-hosted eu-technical Valid
shale-hosted (incl. SEDEX) eu-technical Valid
layered complex eu-technical Valid
mafic to ultramafic effusive volcanism eu-technical Valid
mafic to ultramafic intrusion eu-technical Valid
komatiite eu-technical Valid
anorthosite eu-technical Valid
ophiolite eu-technical Valid
granitic igneous rocks and pegmatites eu-technical Valid
greisen eu-technical Valid
porphyry eu-technical Valid
iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) eu-technical Valid
iron oxide apatite (IOA) eu-technical Valid
skarn and carbonate replacement eu-technical Valid
hornfels eu-technical Valid
polymetallic manto eu-technical Valid
Carlin-type carbonate-hosted Au-Ag eu-technical Valid
kimberlite and lamproite eu-technical Valid
carbonatite eu-technical Valid
unsaturated and saturated syenitic and alkali granitic igneous rocks and pegmatites eu-technical Valid
low-sulphidation eu-technical Valid
high-sulphidation eu-technical Valid
mafic volcanism Cu–Zn massive sulphide deposits eu-technical Valid
bimodal and felsic volcanism Cu-Pb-Zn VMS and transitional magmatic deposits eu-technical Valid
vein, including polymetallic and 5 element vein (Bi, Co, Ni, Ag, U) eu-technical Valid
orogenic gold eu-technical Valid
aggregate eu-technical Valid
dimension stone eu-technical Valid
organic eu-technical Valid
non-organic (incl. U) eu-technical Valid
meteorite impact eu-technical Valid