Advances in Earth Science ›› 1991, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (1): 32-39. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.1991.01.0032

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The Geology and Metallogeny of Oceanic Ridges

Pan Chuanchu   

  1. Changsha Institute of Geotectonics, Academia Sinica
  • Received:1990-04-30 Revised:1990-10-03 Online:1991-01-01 Published:1991-01-01

Pan Chuanchu. The Geology and Metallogeny of Oceanic Ridges[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 1991, 6(1): 32-39.

Oceanic ridges are subdivided into active type and stable (aseismic) type. The vertical sequence of rock units of oceanic ridges consists of unconsolideted oceanic floor sediments,upper oceanic crustal layer and lower oceanic crustal layer. On oceanic ridges transverse fracture zones are general, metamorphism and alteration are common just like those of the continental tholeiite, and there are two metallogenetic processes in which mineral deposits are being formed. The ore deposits (mineralization) discovered on oceanic ridges in recent 20 years are subdivided into 11 patterns,some of them have the value of commodity. The study of oceanic ridges-will reveal the secrets of the oceanic crust, and help to recognize the evolution of the continental crust and the earth, especially, sedimentation, magmatism, metamorphism, diagenesis, metallogenation and tectonics, as well as the relationship of them.

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