Isotopic ratios of trace amounts of lead in pyrite and pyrrhotite have been successfully used to distinguish unmineralized Ordovician from mineralized Silurian black shales around the Woodlawn copper-lead-zinc prospect.
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Gulson, B.L. Exploration and mapping around a base metal sulphide deposit using trace lead isotopes. Mineral. Deposita 11, 1–5 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00203090
- Black Shale
- Lead Isotope
- Methylene Iodide