Volcanogenic massive sulphide ore deposit

Volcanogenic massive sulphide ore deposit

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Caption: Volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) ore deposit. This deposit was formed when the area was underwater. The sulphide minerals precipitated out of hydrothermal fluids. VMS ore deposits are rich in a number of metals including gold and copper. Photographed at the site of a former copper mine, Macalder, Kenya.

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Keywords: africa, african, copper mine, deposit, earth, geological, geology, ground, kenya, kenyan, macalder, metal, metals, migori greenstone belt, mine, mineral, minerals, mining, natural resources, nyanza, ore, physical geography, vms, volcanogenic massive sulphide

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