Geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and δ34S of sedimentary rock-hosted Au deposits in Song Hien structure, NE Vietnam

Peter A. Nevolko, Tran Trong Hoa, Yury O. Redin, Tran Tuan Anh, Ngo Thi Phuong, Ly Vu Hoang, Vladislav F. Dultsev, Dung Pham Thi, Ngo Thi Huong

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    The Song Hien rift basin is considered to be one of the most important regions of gold mineralisation in North East Vietnam. A number of gold deposits in the Song Hien rift basin are hosted in Triassic and Devonian sedimentary formations of the basin. The largest among them are the Bo Va, Tham Riem and Khung Khoang deposits. The Bo Va deposit is hosted in carbonaceous sedimentary rocks of Triassic age, whereas the Tham Riem and Khung Khoang deposits are hosted in carbonaceous sedimentary rocks of Devonian ages. Based on the mineral composition of the ores, the deposits can be divided into to two types: (i) pyrite dominated and (ii) pyrite-arsenopyrite dominated. The Khung Khoang is of the first type and the Bo Va and Tham Riem deposits belong to the second type. The isotopic composition of pyrite and arsenopyrite in the Tham Riem deposit however, is close to that for the ores of the Bo Va deposit. The δ34S value for pyrite ranging from −3.7‰ to −7.4‰ and for arsenopyrite ranging from −3.2‰ to 7.4‰. The δ34S of pyrite in the ore from the Khung Khoang deposit however, has a much heavier isotopic composition of +18.9 to +20.2‰. A narrow range of the variation of sulfur isotopic composition of pyrite and arsenopyrite, the presence of visible gold as inclusions, the presence of chalcopyrite, sphalerite and other inclusions in arsenopyrite and pyrite, the large size of the grains of major ore minerals allow us to assume that the primary gold ores of the Bo Va and Tham Riem deposits underwent metamorphic transformations. The absence of arsenic, antimony, mercury and other characteristic elements in the ores of the Khung Khoang deposit, and substantially heavier isotopic composition of sulfur similar to the sulfur isotopic composition of marine sulfates in the Devonian, allow us to assume another source of the ore components, not connected with the Triassic sedimentary rocks of the Song Hien rift.

    Язык оригиналаанглийский
    Страницы (с-по)273-288
    Число страниц16
    ЖурналOre Geology Reviews
    Том84
    DOI
    СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 апр 2017

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    Nevolko, P. A., Hoa, T. T., Redin, Y. O., Anh, T. T., Phuong, N. T., Vu Hoang, L., Dultsev, V. F., Pham Thi, D., & Huong, N. T. (2017). Geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and δ34S of sedimentary rock-hosted Au deposits in Song Hien structure, NE Vietnam. Ore Geology Reviews, 84, 273-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.12.032