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Hydrothermal fluids of seawater salinity in ophiolitic sulphide ore deposits in Cyprus

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Freezing points of fluid inclusions in vein quartz intergrown with sulphides from ophiolitic cupriferous pyrite ore deposits in Cyprus indicate a hydrothermal fluid of seawater salinity, and confirm the hypothesis of metal transport in hot seawater. It is therefore suggested that the economic potential of oceanic crust layer 2 is probably negligible.

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