Precious metals of Wyoming

Edited by: Donald M. HausenDouglas N. HalbeErich U. Petersen, and William J. Tafuri


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Within the State boundaries are numerous gold deposits and anomalies scattered throughout the geological record. Many examples occur in rocks ranging in age from Archean to Tertiary, and in Quaternary to Recent unconsolidated gravels and sands. Yet relatively few of these deposits and anomalies have been explored and only a handful have been drilled. Since much of Wyoming is underlain by an Archean craton similar to the Superior Province of Canada, the eastern and southern African craton, and the Pilbara and Yilgarn blocks of Western Australia, one would expect Wyoming to also have significant mineralization.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Precious metals of Wyoming
ISBN 087335091X
Year Published 1990
Language English
Publisher Publ by Soc of Mining Engineers of AIME
Publisher location Littleton, CO, United States
First page 53
Last page 63
Conference Title Proceedings of the Gold '90 Symposium - Gold '90
Conference Location Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Conference Date 26 February 1990 through 1 March 1990
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