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Gold in meteorites and in the earth's crust

Circular 603

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Abstract

The reported gold contents of meteorites range from 0.0003 to 8.74 parts per million. Gold is siderophilic, and the greatest amounts in meteorites are in the iron phases. Estimates ,of the gold content of the earth's crust are in the range of 0.001 to 0.006 parts per million.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Gold in meteorites and in the earth's crust
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
603
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1968
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
[U.S. Geological Survey],
Description:
iii, 4 p. ;26 cm.