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PREFERRED TERM
porphyry  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • Porphyry deposits are intrusion-related, large tonnage low grade mineral deposits with metal assemblages that may include all or some of copper, molybdenum, gold and silver. The genesis of these deposits is related to the emplacement of intermediate to felsic, hypabyssal, generally porphyritic intrusions that are commonly formed at convergent plate margins.
DESCRIPTION
  • Porphyry deposits are intrusion-related, large tonnage low grade mineral deposits with metal assemblages that may include all or some of copper, molybdenum, gold and silver. The genesis of these deposits is related to the emplacement of intermediate to felsic, hypabyssal, generally porphyritic intrusions that are commonly formed at convergent plate margins.
IDENTIFIER
  • porphyry
TITLE
  • porphyry
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/MineralDepositGroupValue/porphyry
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EQUIVALENT CONCEPTS
Mineral Deposit Group