Genesis of the Lead-Zinc-Silver and Iron Deposits of the Janggun Mine, as Related to Their Structural Features Structural Control and Wall Rock Alteration of Ore-Formation

장군광산(將軍鑛山)의 연(鉛)·아연(亞鉛)·은(銀) 및 철(鐵) 광상(鑛床)의 성인(成因)과 지질구조(地質構造)와의 관계(關係) - 광상(鑛床) 생성(生成)의 지질구조(地質構造) 규제(規制)와 모암(母岩)의 변질(變質) -

  • Lee, Hyun Koo (Department of Goelogy, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Ko, Suck Jin (Dongbang Mining Co.) ;
  • Naoya, Imai (Department of Mineral Industry, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
  • Published : 1990.04.30


The lead-zinc-silver-iron deposits from the Janggun mine are of hydrothermal-metasomatic origin, characterized by the marked hydrothermal alteration of the wallrocks, such as hydrothermal manganese enrichment of carbonate rocks, silicification, chloritization, sericitization, montmorillonitization and argillic alteration. The ore deposits have been emplaced within the Janggun Limestone of Cambro-Ordovician age at the immediate contacts with apophyses injected from the Chunyang Granite plutons of Late Jurrasic age. They have been structurally controlled by fractures in the carbonate rocks and the irregular intrusive contacts of granitic rocks, and are closely associated with hypogene manganese carbonate deposits. In the mine nine seperate orebodies are being mined. On the basis of the petrological study, hydrothermal alteration zone of this mine may be divided into the following four zones from wallrock to orebody. (I) Primary calcite and dolomite zone${\rightarrow}$(II) dolomitic limestone zone${\rightarrow}$(III) dolomitic zone${\rightarrow}$(IV) rhodochrosite zone${\rightarrow}$ orebody. There was not recongnized Mn and Fe elements in the primary calcite and dolomite zone. But, in the dolomitic limestone and dolomite zone, calcite and dolomite were subjected to weak hydrothermal manganese enrichment and the grade of the manganese enrichment increase oreward. By means of electron probe microanalysis, it was found that manganoan dolomite occured between primary dolomite grains, cross the cleavage of the primary dolomite and around the dolomite grains. Above these result supports that the Janggun manganese carbonate deposits are of hydrothermal metasomatic origin.



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