Areas of Negative Excess Density of the Earth’s Crust as Sources of Energy for Ore Formation

  • M. B. Shtokalenko
  • S. G. Alekseev
  • N. P. SenchinaEmail author
  • S. Yu. Shatkevich
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (SPEES)


It has been calculated that the potential energy of one cubic kilometer of rocks with an excess density of −0.02 g/cm3 is sufficient to form an ore deposit with medium reserves.


Energy Potential energy Gravity field Density Ore deposits Negative gravity anomalies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Shtokalenko
    • 1
  • S. G. Alekseev
    • 2
  • N. P. Senchina
    • 2
    Email author
  • S. Yu. Shatkevich
    • 3
  1. 1.Geological Survey of EstoniaTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Saint Petersburg Mining UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.AS “Geologorazvedka”Saint PetersburgRussia

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