Gold and Platinum Group Minerals (PGM) from the Placers of Northwest Kuznetsk Alatau (NWKA) (South Siberia, Russia)

V. Gusev, S. Zhmodik, G. Nesterenko, D. Belyanin

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Abstract

Native gold and PGM from NW Kuznetsk Alatau (NWKA) (South Siberia, Russia) have been investigated. Applying the complex of advanced analytical, geo-chemical, and statistical techniques permits determination of motherlode types of noble mineralization (NM). For gold, it is mineralization of three types: 1 – the gold-sulfide-quartz type associated with dykes of the basic composition and fault-line zones (2), as well as the gold-skarn type (3). For PGM it is mineralization of the Ural-Alaskan (1) and the ophiolitic (2) types, as well as multicomponent alloys associated with layered intrusions (3). The presence of rims and inclusions is indicative of postmagmatic transformations of the minerals. In the meantime, Au and PGM from NW Kuznetsk Alatau placers retain genetic traits of motherlodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
EditorsSergey Glagolev
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages195-197
Number of pages3
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-22974-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-22973-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
ISSN (Print)2524-342X
ISSN (Electronic)2524-3438

Keywords

  • Alluvial placers
  • Altai–Sayan folded area
  • Gold
  • Kuznetsk Alatau
  • Platinum Group Elements (PGE)

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 1.05 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
  • 1.05.RE MINERALOGY

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