Link between ridge subduction and gold mineralization in southern Alaska
40Ar/39Ar geochronology reveals that turbidite-hosted gold deposits in the southern Alaska accretionary prism are the same age as nearby near-trench plutons. These early Tertiary plutons and gold lodes formed above a slab window during subduction of an oceanic spreading center. Ridge subduction is a previously unrecognized tectonic process for the generation of lode gold.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Link between ridge subduction and gold mineralization in southern Alaska|
|Contributing office(s)||Alaska Science Center, Alaska Science Center Geology Minerals, Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center|
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