Reappraisal of Gebeit gold mine, Northeast Sudan; a case history

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Authors:Gaskell, J. L.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Minex Dev. PLC, London, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Prospecting in areas of desert terrain
Volume Authors:Davis, G. R., chairperson
Source:p.49-58; Prospecting in areas of desert terrain, Rabat, Morocco, April 14-17, 1985, chaired by G. R. Davis. Publisher: Inst. Min. and Metall., London, United Kingdom. ISBN: 0-900488-81-6
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 7 refs.; 3 tables, sketch maps
Summary:The Gebeit gold mine has been exploited intermittently for >3500 years, having been discovered by the Ancient Egyptians. Following a long dormant period, the mine was rediscovered in 1903 and mining recommenced shortly after this. After a brief account of the regional geology of the Red Sea Hills (which is not well known) a description of the mine geology follows. Developments at the mine since 1903 are described. It was apparent from the mineralogy that the Y lode should be amenable to direct cyanidation and possibly gravity treatment, whilst X and A lode samples suggest that flotation might be required in the final flow sheet. Known and potential gold reserves as at June 1982 are tabulated. [J.M.H.]
Subjects:Case studies; Deserts; Economic geology; Eolian features; Exploitation; Geological methods; Gold ores; History; Metal ores; Mineral exploration; Production; Africa; East Africa; Sudan; Gebeit gold mine; Northeastern Sudan
Coordinates:N210330 N210330 E0362330 E0362330
Abstract Numbers:86M/0227
Record ID:1986010567
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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