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
Wyoming State Geological Survey
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.
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.|
|Wyoming State Geological Survey RI 56: Leucite Hills|
Library of Congress
|QE181 .H38 2006|
The Physical Object
|71 p. :|
Number of pages