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Unformatted text preview: Low-grade deposit: deposit in which the mineral content is minimal but still exploitable Smelters: large industrial plants that process ore concentrates and extract the desired elements Pegmatites: small, tabular-shaped, very coarse-grained, intrusive igneous bodies that may be important sources of mica, quartz, feldspar, beryllium, lithium, and gemstones Volcanogenic deposits: these occur in marine sedimentary rocks that are associated with basalt flows or other volcanic roks...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course GEOL 1330 taught by Professor Sharonrich during the Spring '10 term at Georgia Southern University .
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