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Exploration and mapping around a base metal sulphide deposit using trace lead isotopes


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

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  • Pyrite
  • Ordovician
  • Black Shale
  • Lead Isotope
  • Methylene Iodide