Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) deposits constitute one of the world’s greatest sources of copper, zinc, lead, silver, gold, and a wide range of by-products including tin, cadmium, antimony, and bismuth (Kearney, 2003). The metals we mine on earth from ore-bearing deposits, such as VMS deposits, are vital to everyday life from the vehicles we drive to the homes we build. The first step involved in unlocking the value of metal on earth begins with geologic exploration to locate these deposits within the earth. This begins with field work conducted by geologists involving mapping, rock sampling and analysis.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Thakurta, Joyashish and Boxleiter, Anthony, "Geochemical Investigation of the Origin of the Back Forty Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit in Menominee County, Michigan" (2015). Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients. 54.