F j sawkins 1984 metal deposits in relation to plate tectonicsminerals and rocks series volume 17 xiv 325 pp berlin heidelberg new york tokyo springer . In this book metal deposits in particular those of non ferrous and precious metals are classified and analyzed in terms of their plate tectonic settings this approach allows a meaningful treatment of metal deposits of different types and provides significant insights into both their genesis and formative environments. This feature is not available right now please try again later. Plate tectonics and mineral resources the boundaries between tectonic plates are extremely dynamic places here youll find volcanoes earthquakes mountains and even important mineral resources. Geological processes operating due to energy released at plate boundaries control the process of mineral deposition mineral deposits form in particular tectonic settings which are governed by plate tectonics reconstruction of fragmented continents can provide a useful basis for exploration of new mineral deposits
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