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Can you list the top facts and stats about Ore genesis?
Summarize this article for a 10 years old
- Source is required because metal must come from somewhere, and be liberated by some process.
- Transport is required first to move the metal-bearing fluids or solid minerals into their current position, and refers to the act of physically moving the metal, as well as to chemical or physical phenomena which encourage movement.
- Trapping is required to concentrate the metal via some physical, chemical, or geological mechanism into a concentration which forms mineable ore.
The biggest deposits form when the source is large, the transport mechanism is efficient, and the trap is active and ready at the right time.
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