Hydrologic constraints on the genesis of the Upper Mississippi Valley mineral district from Illinois basin brines.

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Abstract

The origin of the Upper Mississippi Valley mineral district from Illinois basin brines is tested by two mathematical models of water flow northward out of the basin. Compaction-driven ground-water flow during basin subsidence is inadequate because of its failure to redistribute heat. Gravity-driven flow due to uplift of the Pascola arch at the S end of the Illinois basin is capable of having introduced warmed fluids to the Upper Mississippi Valley district.-G.J.N.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-249
Number of pages17
JournalEconomic Geology
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Economic Geology

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