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Formed or situated below the earth's surface. Used of rocks.


(Geological Science) formed, taking place, or originating beneath the surface of the earth. Compare epigene
hypogenic adj


(ˈhaɪ pəˌdʒin)

formed beneath the earth's surface, as granite (opposed to epigene).
[1825–35; hypo- + -gene, variant of -gen]
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In 2018, production of copper contained in concentrate is forecast to decrease by approximately 15% compared to 2017 production, due to lower copper grades at Constancia as the mine shifts to production of lower-grade hypogene ore in the main pit, in line with the mine plan, and the Reed mine closes1.
Hypogene ba-rich todorokite and associated nanometric native silver in the san miguel tenango mining area, Zacatlan, Puebla, Mexico.
The solutional sinkholes are formed by epigene processes and collapse structures represent failure into an underlying void, which may have formed by hypogene or epigene processes.
Malachite and azurite, along with primary hypogene chalcocite copper mineralization and the presence of bornite and chalcopyrite, have been identified to at least 100 m of depth.
In operation since 1996, Carmen de Andacollo is an open pit mine which currently produces primarily copper in concentrates from the hypogene portion of the orebody.
1960, Metallization and post-mineral hypogene argillization, Lost river tin mine, Alaska.
29 g/t Au) entered hypogene copper-gold mineralization at 46 meters and exhibited a steadily increasing copper gradient and continuous copper-gold mineralization to the terminus of the drill hole at 951 meters.
The ore minerals in these deposits are scattered throughout host rock as what is called disseminated mineralization or they are largely or wholly restricted to quartz veinlets forming a ramifying complex called stockwork; both forms of mineralization occur In many deposits Many alkaline and calc-alkaline porphyry Au-Cu deposits have extensive potassic hydrothermal alteration halos, varying both laterally and vertically, with changes in pressure, temperature, eH and pH during magmatic, hypogene and subsequent supergene processes (Wilson, 1986).
These results extend the known mineralization northwards, and indicate that the hypogene zone is approximately 250 metres wide on this section.
These intrusions, and the hypogene copper mineralization which closely followed them, probably emanated from a Laramide-age batholitic pluton complex locally known as the Cuitaca-Tinaja batholith, dated at about 63.
Mill feed was a mixture of hypogene and supergene ore and our blending strategy delivered copper and gold recoveries, and concentrate grades as per our expectations.
Porphyry intrusion and hypogene mineralization are controlled by faults, and are followed by supergene enrichment in a semi-arid climate.