Gold abundance in igneous rocks; bearing on gold mineralization

Economic Geology
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Abstract

Review of quantitative data, restricted range in gold content (rarely more than 10 ppb, generally below 5 ppb), mafic rocks have more, so do early crystallizing minerals, no use in exploration, factors other than concentration determine mineralization; examples

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Gold abundance in igneous rocks; bearing on gold mineralization
Series title Economic Geology
DOI 10.2113/gsecongeo.68.2.168
Volume 68
Issue 2
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher American Geological Institute
Contributing office(s) California Volcano Observatory
Description 19 p.
First page 168
Last page 186
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