Mesothermal Deposits

Mesothermal Deposits

 

a class of hydrothermal mineral deposits originating in the earth’s interior by deposition of a mineral mass from hot mineralized aqueous solutions, circulating at depths of approximately 1,000 m; the solutions are under great pressure and have temperatures of 300°-200°C. Mesothermal deposits form veins, sheetlike bodies, and irregularly shaped deposits. They were first identified by the American geologist W. Lindgren in 1907.

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The characteristics of the Modi Taung veins are similar to mesothermal deposits worldwide.
The 400-hectare Solaga project is the best-known mine within the Villa Alta Mining District, which hosts at least eight other epithermal or mesothermal deposits rich in silver with minor amounts of gold.