Fluid saturation textures as exploration criteria

Amazonite granite

Snowball-textured quartz crystals in amazonite granite from the Etyka tantalum deposit, Transbaikalia, Russia.

Layered pegmatite-aplite

Line rock textured layered pegmatite-aplite zone within amazonite granite from the Etyka tantalum deposit, Transbaikalia, Russia. 

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Unidirectional Solidification Texture (UST): line rock of albite, amazonite, quartz (+ topaz, zinnwaldite) with zoned amazonite megacrysts having albite cores (Etyka, Transbaikalia)

Banded metasomatite

Banded metasomatite from the Muruntau giant gold deposit, Uzbekistan.

Skarn specimen

Skarn specimen from the Jilau gold deposit, Tajikistan.

© sample courtesy of Andy Cole
Stockwork specimen

Stockwork specimen from the Jilau gold deposit, Tajikistan.

© sample courtesy of Andy Cole
Skarn specimen

Skarn specimen from the Jilau gold deposit, Tajikistan

© sample courtesy of Andy Cole
Molybdenum stockwork ore

Molybdenum stockwork ore from the Kounrad Cu-Mo porphyry, Kazakhstan