Russian Mineralogical Society
XIII All-Russian conference on thermobarogeochemistry in conjunction with IV APIFIS symposium
A tale of precipitation and growth of giant selenite crystals within the caves of Naica (Chihuahua, Mexico)

RMS-DPI code:  2008-1-72-1
Scientific session:  Fluid regime of hydrothermal ore-forming systems
Author listing:  Garofalo P.S., Fricker M., Günther D., Forti P., Lauritzen S.-E., Mercuri A.-M., Loreti M.
Principal author:  Garofalo Paolo PSG
Language:  English
Abstract - Summary 
(short description):
The caves located within the Pb-Zn mine of Naica (Chiuhahua, Mexico) constitute a unique karstic environment because they lack a direct interconnection with the surface environment, and because they host exceptionally big selenite crystals (>10m in length).
We report on an ongoing multidisciplinary study that considers the entire extent of the cave system and that is based on a large set of fluid inclusion, isotopic, and palynological data. This data set is used to propose a genetic model of the giant crystals.
Date of presentation:  22/09/2008
Time of presentation:  11:10
Presentation Place:  IGEM RAS, Conference Hall
RMS-DPI code:  2008-1-72-1
Proceeedings volume 
in the RMS catalogue:
Proceedings of XIII International conference on thermobarogeochemistry and IVth APIFIS symposium. Volume 2.
Pages:  158-159
File of proceedings 
 57 K
Status:  printed
Revised:  22/04/2008
Accepted:  27/06/2008
Published on-line:  19/03/2009
Permanent address of publication:
Contact author(s):  Garofalo, Paolo S.

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