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The economic geology of granite – an integrated view

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Long associated with metallic ore minerals and industrial minerals such as china clay, granitic rocks are, in some parts of the world, also sources of petroleum and potentially geothermal energy. They may also have value as fertilizers, given that two of their constituent minerals (K-feldspar and mica) have been identified as sources of K for plant nutrition. This paper reviews briefly different aspects of the economic geology of granites, culminating in a conceptual generic model intended to provoke discussion and lateral thought.

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Author(s): Manning DAC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Geoscience in South-West England

Year: 2014

Volume: 13

Issue: 3

Pages: 248-254

Print publication date: 18/02/2015

Online publication date: 18/11/2015

Acceptance date: 01/08/2014

ISSN (print): 0566-3954

Publisher: Ussher Society