Tag Archives: copper

Cu – The Finale

Nina Fitzgerald

(NOTE:  I would like to thank Chris @ Highly Allochthonous for giving me this opportunity to cross-post a favorite sedimentary-stratigraphy class project (from 2007) on Earth Science Erratics.  All mistakes are mine and I welcome comments.  ESE is a great … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology, Rocks & minerals

Still Wondering About Cu?

Nina Fitzgerald

(NOTE:  This is the second in a series of three posts on copper mineralization in skarn.) As a geology student several years ago, I had wondered why copper (chemical symbol Cu) shows up where it does.  I had wondered how … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology, Rocks & minerals

What’s Up With Cu?

Nina Fitzgerald

Since returning two weeks ago from my four-day hiking extravaganza in southern Nevada and northwest Arizona, I have been doing a lot of thinking about mining and its long history in that part of the country.  In Arizona, in particular, … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology, Rocks & minerals