greenstone belts

greenstone belts

[′grēn‚stōn ‚belts]
(geology)
Oceanic and island arclike sequences that are similar to, and run to the south and north of, the Swaziland System.
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Known greenstone belts have already been picked up by prospectors, Pace said, so companies are now looking to other belts that haven't been touched.
This discovery highlighted a new type of setting for nickel mineralization in ultramafic intrusive rocks of the region, where Ni-Cu-Co-PGE deposits were already known to be associated with komatiitic rocks in greenstone belts.
Located in the farmlands of Uruguay, the Florida Greenstone Belt is one of the world's last unexploited, gold-bearing greenstone belts.
De Wit says he holds to the volcanic idea because spherules with the same internal textures as those found by Lowe and Byerly are commonly found embedded in "pillows" of lava in many Archean greenstone belts.
These small, remote Greenstone belts are getting a lot of attention.