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My understanding of supergene is that it is about mineral enrichment/concentration at the base of an oxidized zone, within a weathered profile. The seasonal/periodic rise and fall of the local water table is critical to supergene enrichment. The descending meteoric waters oxidize the primary (hypogene) sulfide ore minerals and redistribute the metallic ...


I don't see anything wrong with Supergenic. It is widely understood and includes weathering. I would stick to Supergenic if I were you. You probably realise that there are some rocks which, as they are produced in more than one way, would fit into several of your classification headings. There is no way of avoiding this. Quartz, for example, can be magmatic, ...

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