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Geology and geochemistry of the Leucite Hills volcanic field 1 edition

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Geology and geochemistry of the Leucite Hills volcanic field
W. Dan Hausel

Published 2006 by Wyoming State Geological Survey in [Laramie, Wyo.] .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Leucite Hills are a relatively recent volcanic field north of Rock Springs. The lavas are known as lamproites, possibly the rarest rock type on earth. Elsewhere on the earth, where olivine lamproites are found, they almost always contain diamond, thus the author set out to map this volcanic field and search for gemstones. He found the first reported occurrene of peridot (gem-olivine) in the state and proposes that the area has good potential for discovery of diamond deposits.

Edition Notes

"November 2006."

The Leucite Hills area is one of the largest lamproite fields in the world.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-49).

[Report of Investigations -- 56], Report of investigations (Wyoming State Geological Survey) -- no. 56.
Other Titles
Wyoming State Geological Survey RI 56: Leucite Hills


Library of Congress
QE181 .H38 2006

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