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Preliminary Evaluation of the Mineral Resource Potential of the Jackson Dome.
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The Jackson Dome, which was intruded through lower Cretaceous formations containing metal-enriched brines, would appear to be a favorable setting for the deposition of significant pb-zn-ag mineralization. The amount of base-metal sulfide minerals encountered in this study, based only on existing well cuttings and small core samples, is impressive when considering the small volume that they represent. The existing oil and gas exploration wells have penetrated only the very top of this system, and all indications point to favorable geochemical and geologic conditions for mineralization of "world class" proportions at deeper levels. Although the depth of interest (>1,000 m) generally would preclude the Jackson Dome from being considered as an attractive economic target for pb-zn-ag deposits, it should be considered a potential mineral resource for the future, particularly if in situ mining technology comes of age.
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