Contact Deposits

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Contact Deposits

 

deposits of minerals formed in the earth’s crust at the point of contact of hot magmatic rock with enclosing rock.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For example, layered intrusions are subdivided into stratiform and contact deposits, with the stratiform deposits further subdivided into chromite and sulphide-associated deposits.