Skarns and Skarn Deposits

Larry Meinert, Department of Geology

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.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Classes of Earth Materials: Ore Deposits, Metamorphic Rocks, Fluids
Geochemistry Applications: Mineral Deposits
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Solid Earth, Petrology:Metamorphic Processes
Solid Earth Processes: Alteration (Hydrothermal), Metamorphism
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology, Geochemistry