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Mineral Systems

Full report title Genetic concepts as aids to development of gold exploration models: Lead isotope constraints on source and genesis of Archaean gold deposits in Western Australia


The potential of the technique of determining the age and source of Archaean gold mineralisation in Western Australia through lead isotope studies of galenas and Fe-sulphides is confirmed, and a basis is provided against which data from gold deposits can be compared.

The study also indicates the potential of lead isotopic compositions to discriminate large deposits from small.

Keywords: lead isotope, gold deposits, Archaean greenstones

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