Geology of the Butte Ore Deposit
geochemistry, porphyry, Butte, Montana
Dr. John Dilles discusses the geochemistry of the porphyry Cu-Mo resource found at at Butte, Montana. The porphyry formed from dilute magmatic fluids that contained 1,000s of ppm Cu between 66 and 64 Ma, and at depths of ~8 km. The porphory is zoned from innermost Cu (Ag) ore; to mixed intermediate Cu (Zn, Ag) / Zn-MJn-Ag (Cu, Pb, Au) ore; to an outer Mn-Ag (Pb) ore that grades to barren quartz.
Dilles, John Ph.D., "Geology of the Butte Ore Deposit" (2014). Public Lecture Series. 20.