A model for the formation of carbonate-hosted disseminated gold deposits based on geologic, fluid-inclusion, geochemical, and stable-isotope studies of the Carlin and Cortez deposits, Nevada

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Authors:Rye, Robert O.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Denver, CO, United States
Volume Title:Geologic characteristics of sediment- and volcanic-hosted disseminated gold deposits; search for an occurrence model
Volume Authors:Tooker, Edwin W., editor
Source:U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin, No.B1646, p.35-42; Geologic characteristics of sediment- and volcanic-hosted disseminated gold deposits; search for an occurrence model, Reno, NV, 1982, edited by Edwin W. Tooker. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 8755-531X
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 9 refs.; illus. incl. sects.
Summary:The broad-scale geochemical similarities of these two deposits suggest that carbonate-hosted disseminated gold deposits in Nevada may be the result of a general set of processes that have operated repeatedly in various places. Detailed studies of the Carlin and Cortez deposits serve as the basis for a conceptual model, which can be revised and refined with additional studies. New data and observations are presented for other carbonate-hosted disseminated gold deposits in Nevada, and some slight modifications and extensions are proposed to previously published conclusions on the Carlin and Cortez deposits. [C.N.]
Subjects:Carbonate rocks; Carlin-type deposits; D/H; Deuterium; Disseminated deposits; Economic geology; Fluid inclusions; Geochemical controls; Geochemistry; Gold ores; Host rocks; Hydrogen; Hydrothermal alteration; Inclusions; Isotopes; Metal ores; Metasomatism; Mineral deposits, genesis; Mines; Models; O-18/O-16; Ore-forming fluids; Oxygen; Paragenesis; Physicochemical properties; Properties; S-34/S-32; Sedimentary rocks; Stable isotopes; Sulfur; USGS; Carlin Mine; Elko County Nevada; Eureka County Nevada; Nevada; United States; Cortez Deposit; Hydrothermal processes
Coordinates:N400000 N410000 W1160000 W1163000
Abstract Numbers:86M/4622
Record ID:1985063665
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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