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Element dispersion in alluvium covering gold deposits east of the Osgood Mountains, Getchell Trend, Humboldt County, Nevada: slides and text of a talk given at the Association of Exploration Geochemists' 15th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Reno, Nevada

Open-File Report 91-599

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Abstract

The current trend in mineral exploration is to search for covered deposits. In the Great Basin, this translates into searching for ore bodies buried by alluvial cover. The exploration techniques used range from random drilling to the use of new and exciting geochemical sampling media and analytical methods. But we have a problem. Many of our geochemical techniques lack a conceptual basis (We tried it and it worked) or the original conceptual basis is now suspect (The method also works when it shouldn't). What we need is a basic understanding of what is going on in the alluvium -- the third dimension.


The discovery and development of the alluvium-covered, disseminated gold deposits at Rabbit Creek, Chimney Creek, and Pinson provides us with an opportunity to gain some knowledge of the dispersion of elements in the third dimension.


The work presented here is one part of a larger multi-disciplinary study of the Kelly Creek Valley by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with FirstMiss Gold, Inc., Gold Fields Mining Corporation, Pinson Mining Company, and Santa Fe Pacific Mining, Inc.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Element dispersion in alluvium covering gold deposits east of the Osgood Mountains, Getchell Trend, Humboldt County, Nevada: slides and text of a talk given at the Association of Exploration Geochemists' 15th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Reno, Nevada
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
91-599
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Denver, CO
Description:
5 p.
Number of Pages:
34
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
County:
Humboldt County