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TabIe 3.

Detining cnaracteristics oftypes ofveinsand


alterauon textures díscusseo in the teXt
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A vems GmnularqllartZ, locally with dissélninated álkali teldspar, sulfide, magnetite, andior
rulhYdrit.e, fiHíng generclUy planai (l-actoreS alld a$sociated v.~th potassic altci'atiOri iti
Porphyry coppel" systetns; typiMUy niultiple sequences with earliest veins le~s planar and
less oontinuous.
Wormy Vetll8 granular quartz with discontinuous and contorted shapes associated wiib
•advanced argillic alteration andwlth gusano to patchy uJteration<l:e'.xtute; apparently
restricted to the top 1ro m of occurrence of A quartz veÍnS;
Gusano tutl1re ,Soft, white, rounded, blobs or paiches .of alUilitefpyrophyHire±dia.'Spore in a
rnOOerately hm:dniatr1x oí grallular quartz With mterstitial pyrophyIlitet.diaspore±alunite;
destroys orjgilial foc.lde>ttwe.
htchy te~t"fe Irregular; more orless allgular,bard grunular quartzwithin a general1y
interconne.cte-d roatrix ofpyrophyllite±.diaspore:tulunite; destroys (,riginalroek texture.
D veins Sultide veins with sericitic alteration halos and typicaJ.ly with litt1e quartz and

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intermediate sulf¡dation assembiages.
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Note: Tbese are end-member types that show gradational characteristics and loca!ly may
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be difficult 10 distinguish with cerUtinty.