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Sediment-Hosted Gold: Carlin & Orogenic Styles

This course involves discussion of recent advances in understanding genesis of, and exploration for, sediment hosted gold-arsenic deposits. Emphasis will be placed on Carlin deposits, Nevada; Sukhoi Log and related deposits, Russia; deposits in the Victorian Goldfields; emphasis on geology and geochemistry of deposits with focus on gold and sulfide paragenesis and LA-ICPMS analysis and mapping of gold & sulfides. Suites of hand specimens of ores and host rocks will be available for discussion.


Ross Large (CODES), Rob Scott (CODES) , Poul Emsbo (USGS)



15-16th August - 2 day course

Course Cost: full fee $700 ; Student $250.00

Payment via the registration form


James Cook University, Townsville

Maximum 40

Minimum participants: 10


DAY 1:


  • Carlin gold deposits - characteristic features, alteration, mineralisation, pyrite paragenesis, gold mineralogy
  • Sedex-type gold mineralisation at Carlin - geology, characteristics, pyrite paragenesis
  • LA-ICPMS mapping of pyrite and gold: a new approach to gold ore genesis studies


DAY 2:


  • Sukhoi Log, Russia, one of the gold giants of the world - geology, textures, ore types, isotopes, genetic models
  • Victorian Gold deposits - Fosterville and Bendigo
  • Alternative models for sediment hosted Au-As deposits




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