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The Choco 10 gold deposit (El Callao, Bolivar State, Venezuela): Petrography, geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology

Padoan, Marta; Rossetti, Piergiorgio; Rubatto, Daniela

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Located in the El Callao Mining District (Bolivar State), Choco 10 is one of the most important gold deposits in Venezuela. The deposit occurs in the greenstone belt of the Pastora Supergroup, a lithostratigraphic Province of the South American Guyana Shield.The Choco 10 lithostratigraphy is composed of two different formations. The lower El Callao Formation is composed of a Metabasalt Unit, mostly made of tholeiitic basalts, overlain by a Mafic Volcano-Sedimentary Unit, which represents its...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74169
Source: Precambrian Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.06.024

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