Organic geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic Nonesuch Formation at White Pine, Michigan, USA
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The quality and quantity of the preserved organic matter (OM) in the Mesoproterozoic Nonesuch Formation at White Pine are evaluated in this project. Specifically, I have considered whether the rocks had source rock potential and whether there is a relationship between the OM and copper mineralization. The copper mineralization and hydrocarbons migration pathways are hypothesized to be related. There are three possibilities for the relationship. The copper ore fluid may have migrated with the hydrocarbons. The copper may also have precipitated where the hydrocarbons had accumulated, or the ...