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Gold- and diamond-bearing White Hills Gravel, St Arnaud district, Victoria: age and provenance based on U-Pb dating of zircon and rutile

Birch, William D; Barron, L.M.; Magee, Charles; Sutherland, F L


Investigation of coarse (>2 mm) heavy-mineral concentrates from the White Hills Gravel near St Arnaud in western Victoria provides new evidence for the age and provenance of this widespread palaeoplacer formation. A prominent zircon-sapphire-spinel assemblage is characteristic of Cenozoic basaltic-derived gemfields in eastern Australia, while a single diamond shows similar features to others found in alluvial deposits in northeastern Victoria and New South Wales. Dating of two suites of zircons...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120090701188996


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