This site is an expanded version of a review paper written by L.D. Meinert in 1992. Topics covered include the definition and mineralogy of skarn deposits, the evolution of skarns with reference to temperature and pressure, major skarn types, skarn zonation, geochemistry of skarn deposits, and petrogenesis and tectonic setting of skarn deposits. The text contains links to figures and illustrations. There is also an extensive reference section, containing 600 references about skarns. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
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