Surficial placer gold deposits

Mann, Peter Lofley (1994) Surficial placer gold deposits. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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This review summarises the factors which control the formation and distribution of surficial gold placer deposits. Regional tectonic and climatic conditions as well as gold source are considered. The characteristics of eluvial, alluvial, marine, glacial and fluvioglacial gold placer deposits are described. Particular attention is paid to the gold grains within these placers. These gold grains have a distinctive morphology and chemical composition which reflect the manner in which they were transported, deposited and concentrated within the placers. The knowledge of the processes which lead to the formation and location of surficial gold placers is then used to guide exploration and target potential deposits, which can then be evaluated.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gold, Mining, Mines, Ores, Placer deposits
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geology
ID Code:3780
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:23 Oct 2012 13:12
Last Modified:23 Oct 2012 13:12
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