Geology and hydrothermal alteration of the low sulfidation Pantingan gold system, Mount Mariveles, Bataan (Luzon), Philippines

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doi: 10.1111/j.1751-3928.2005.tb00238.x
Authors:Payot, Betchaida D.; Maglambayan, Victor B.; Dimalanta, Carla B.; Yumul, Graciano P.; Tamayo, Rodolfo A., Jr.; Matsuda, Toshihiko; Suzuki, Shigeyuki; Bellon, Herve
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of the Philippines, National Institute of Geological Sciences, Quezon City, Philippines
Philippine Council for Energy and Industry Research and Development, Philippines
Okayama University, Japan
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
Volume Title:Resource Geology (Tokyo. 1998)
Source:Resource Geology (Tokyo. 1998), 55(3), p.155-162. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Society of Resource Geology, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISSN: 1344-1698
Publication Date:2005
Note:In English. 27 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table, geol. sketch maps
Summary:The Pantingan Gold System (PGS) is a vein-type epithermal prospect exposed in the andesite lava flow within the summit caldera of Mount Mariveles. It consists of nine major veins, eight of which trend NW-WNW and distributed in an en echelon array. Metal assay results on vein and wall rock samples indicate concentrations of 0.01 to 1.1 g/ton Au, trace to 34 g/ton Ag and 0.003 to 0.02 % Cu. Potassium-Argon isotopic dating of the andesite hosts yields a narrow age range of 0.88 ± 0.13 to 1.13 ± 0.17 Ma. According to the mineralogical investigations of the veins and the surrounding alterations, the PGS displays geological and mineralogical features typical of gold mineralization in a low sulphidation, epithermal environment. It is also representative of a young, tectonically undisturbed gold deposit. [Y.K.]
Sections:Economic minerals and ore deposits
Subsections:Metallic deposits: specific
Subjects:Absolute age; Alteration; Andesites; Argillization; Assays; Cenozoic; Concentration; Copper ores; Dates; En echelon faults; Epithermal processes; Faults; Gold ores; Hydrothermal alteration; Igneous rocks; K/Ar; Metal ores; Metasomatism; Mineral deposits, genesis; Mineralization; Pleistocene; Quaternary; Silver ores; Sulfidation; Veins; Volcanic rocks; Wall rocks; Asia; Bataan Philippine Islands; Far East; Luzon; Philippine Islands; Mount Mariveles; Pantingan gold system
Coordinates:N143126 N143126 E1202750 E1202750
Abstract Numbers:08M/1429
Record ID:2016019972
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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