The Problems of Tin Metallogeny

  • Guo Wenkui
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On the basis of the spatial and temporal distribution of tin deposits in the world and their relation to different kinds of igneous rocks, the sources of tin are discussed according to the available tin abundance in meteorites and ultramafic, mafic and felsic rocks in combination with the siderophile habit of tin. It is proposed that tin is derived from the mantle rather than from the crust.


Ultramafic Rock Mafic Rock Iron Meteorite Ultramafic Body Skarn Mineral 
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  • Guo Wenkui
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  1. 1.Institute of GeologyChinese Academy of Geological SciencesBeijingChina

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