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A New Geochemical Technique for Gold Exploration: Alkali Element Mobility Associated with Gold Mineralization in the West Australian Goldfields

Heath, Christopher James; Campbell, Ian


This study tests the hypothesis that alkali element mobility can be used as a tool to monitor fluid flow associated with gold-bearing hydrothermal systems and as a geochemical vector for locating new gold deposits. This was achieved by analyzing 114 samples of two mafic rock types from four localities in the Archean Yilgam craton of Western Australia: the giant Golden Mile deposit at Kalgoorlie, the smaller Victory mine at Kambalda, two drill holes that intersected subeconomic mineralization 8...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Geology; Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
DOI: 10.2113/gsecongeo.99.2.313


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