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The chemical characterisation of auriferous vein quartz, Beaconsfield gold mine, Tasmania

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Russell, DW and Van Moort, JC, The chemical characterisation of auriferous vein quartz, Beaconsfield gold mine, Tasmania, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 67, (1-3) pp. 191-200. ISSN 0375-6742 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0375-6742(99)00076-X

Abstract

The quartz veins of the Tasmania Reef (Beaconsfield) gold deposit are of hypothermal origin. The auriferous parts of the reef are characterised by microcrystalline quartz with on average 21 ppm As, 3 ppm Ge and 14 ppm Li in contrast with the barren parts of the reef which contain on average <2 ppm As, <1 ppm Ge and <3 ppm Li. Further statistical analysis indicates that screening small quartz samples (400 mg) for specific values of their Al–Ge–Li–Na–Rb–Ca–Cl content is a useful indicator of gold mineralisation in quartz.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gold, quartz, PIXE, PIGME, trace elements, Tasmania Reef
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Exploration Geochemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
UTAS Author:Russell, DW (Dr David Russell)
UTAS Author:Van Moort, JC (Dr Jan Van Moort)
ID Code:103629
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2015-10-21
Last Modified:2015-10-21
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