The Metallogeny Of Lode Gold Deposits: A Syngenetic Perspective

Paperback | December 14, 2015

byUlrich Kretschmar, Derek McbrideEditorUlrich Kretschmar

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The Metallogeny of Lode Gold Deposits: A Syngenetic Perspective is a synthesis of lode gold vein forming processes, addressing the commonality in similar worldwide deposits. The book's empirical model incorporates widely known and accepted principles of ore deposition and shows how it applies in the volcanic-sedimentary greenstone belt environment. Several chapters detail outcrop maps and photos of field occurrences and textures. The interpretations flow directly from the authors field work, and are coupled with analyses of underlying physical processes. Utilizing detailed geological mapping, field work, and chemical analyses as the basis of a syngenetic formation mode, the text arms readers with the tools necessary to accurately analyze and interpret new data on the subject. This includes information on decoding the significance of asymmetry in vein formation, as well as the role of lamprophyres in gold camps, how Archean geology requires integration into a lode vein formation model, and how to develop an understanding of the worldwide applicability of gold cycles to lode vein formation and exploration and how it can be applied to deposits of all ages. Presents the first book to galvanize lode gold research into a single authoritative reference Simplifies the complexity of lode gold's underlying processes and presents valid concepts surrounding the lode gold forming environment Features color figures, illustrations, and photos that enrich the content's focus and aid in the retention of key concepts

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The Metallogeny of Lode Gold Deposits: A Syngenetic Perspective is a synthesis of lode gold vein forming processes, addressing the commonality in similar worldwide deposits. The book's empirical model incorporates widely known and accepted principles of ore deposition and shows how it applies in the volcanic-sedimentary greenstone belt...

Ulrich Kretschmar, PhD was President of Golden Scarab Corporation in Ontario, Canada before he passed away in 2014. He was a mineral exploration geologist by both trade and education, earning his PhD from McGill University and his MSc and BSc from McMaster University. He held a professional geologist accreditation from the Association ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 14, 2015Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128032227

ISBN - 13:9780128032220

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON GOLD FORMATION

2 INTERPRETING TEXTURES IN OUTCROP

3 INTRODUCTION TO GOLD CYCLES

4 FIELD WORK IN THE MEGUMA, NOVA SCOTIA, CHESTER TWP AND BEARDMORE, ONTARIO AND MASKWA, MANITOBA

5 WHY LAMPROPHYRES HAVE NO ROLE IN LODE VEIN GENESIS

6 FELSIC VOLCANISM IN CHESTER TOWNSHIP

7 THERMOCHEMICAL LINES OF EVIDENCE

8 AN EMPIRICAL SYNGENETIC MODEL FOR THE FORMATION OF LODE VEIN DEPOSITS

9 CASE HISTORIES AND SELECT DEPOSITS

10 EXPLORATION APPLICATIONS OF SYNGENETIC AND GOLD CYCLE CONCEPTS