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Proton induced X-ray emission and proton induced gamma ray emission analysis in geochemical exploration for gold and base metal deposits

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Pwa, A and Siegele, R and Cohen, DD and Stelcer, E and Van Moort, JC, Proton induced X-ray emission and proton induced gamma ray emission analysis in geochemical exploration for gold and base metal deposits, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials & Atoms, 190 pp. 501-504. ISSN 0168-583X (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0168-583X(01)01196-X

Abstract

Proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and proton induced gamma ray emission (PIGME) analysis has been used in geochemical exploration to determine various elements in rocks and regolith in relation to gold and base metal mineralisation. Elements analysed by PIXE include K, Fe, Ca, Ti, Mn, Cl, Ga, Rb, Sr, Zr, Y, Nb, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, As, V and Mo, and those by PIGME are Al, Na, Mg, F and Li. One of our research areas is Cobar, northwest of New South Wales, Australia. The study areas include the McKinnons and Peak gold deposits, the Wagga Tank base metal deposit and Lower Tank prospect, northeast of the CSA mine. Au, Cu, Zn, Pb, As and Ni are elevated as ore indicators near and around the ore deposits while K, Al, Ca, Na, Ti, Rb, Sr, Ga and V are depleted due to feldspar and mica destruction during alteration. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Exploration Geochemistry
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Field:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified
Author:Pwa, A (Dr Aung Pwa)
Author:Van Moort, JC (Dr Jan Van Moort)
ID Code:24746
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-23
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