Gold remobilization by low-temperature brines; evidence from the Curraghinalt gold deposit, Northern Ireland

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doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.94.2.289
Authors:Wilkinson, J. J.; Boyce, A. J.; Earls, G.; Fallick, A. E.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Imperial College, Royal School of Mines, London, United Kingdom
Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre, United Kingdom
Crowe, Schaffalitzky and Associates, Ireland
Volume Title:Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
Source:Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists, 94(2), p.289-296. Publisher: Economic Geology Publishing Company, Lancaster, PA, United States. ISSN: 0361-0128
Publication Date:1999
Note:In English. 48 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table, geol. sketch map
Summary:The Curraghinalt quartz-gold vein deposit, Northern Ireland, is hosted by Dalradian metasediments, is proximal to the Highland Boundary Fault and is the UK's largest gold resource. Cathodoluminescence, fluid inclusion and oxygen isotope analyses indicate that the gold was remobilised during Variscan tectonism by low-T. brines of basinal origin. [H.R.R.]
Sections:Economic minerals and ore deposits
Subsections:Metallic deposits: specific
Subjects:Brines; Cathodoluminescence; Fabric; Fluid inclusions; Gold ores; Inclusions; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Low temperature; Metal ores; Mobilization; O-18/O-16; Oxygen; Paleosalinity; Petrography; Quartz veins; SEM data; Stable isotopes; Temperature; Veins; Europe; Northern Ireland; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Curraghinalt Deposit
Abstract Numbers:02M/248
Record ID:1999043314
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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