Definition of metallogenic in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪˌtalə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛt(ə)lə(ʊ)dʒɛnɪk/


Relating to the formation or occurrence of deposits of metals or their ores: metallogenic maps of Ecuador a rich metallogenic province
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  • The importance of the Iberian Pyrite Belt as a world-class massive sulphide province extends this work to other metallogenic provinces where massive sulphide deposits occur associated with reduced sedimentary rocks.
  • Such regions delineate metallogenic provinces, which represent restricted areas of the crust where geological processes were suitable for the concentration of metals to form a group of ore deposits of a similar type.
  • Gold deposition was the most productive during the course of the Hercynian and Kimmerian metallogenic epochs and the Mezo-Cenozoic activation stage.

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