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Multistage mineralization of the giant Obuasi gold deposit

Debate surrounds many of the world''s largest gold deposits as to whether they benefited from multiple episodes of mineralization. The giant Obuasi gold deposit in western Africa is hosted in metasediments affected by a complex deformation history, with at least three structural stages.

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Arsenopyrite: Mineral information, data and localities.

Arsenopyrite Group. For possible Nianalogue see Unnamed (Ni,Fe,Co)AsS see also Unnamed (Ni Arsenide Sulphide).Arsenopyrite is closely related to alloclasite, but is not an exact analogue, because of different AsS and SAs ordering. Arsenopyrite may contain up to about 9 wt.% Co with higher Co contents, glaucodot will appear as a separate phase (Gammon, 1966).

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Gold mineralization in Palaeoproterozoic granitoids at

These deposits represent a relatively new style of gold mineralization in the Ghanaian Birimian. The mineralization consists of quartz veins/stockworks and pervasive alteration zones within the granitoids in brittle structures. The ore mineral assemblage is mainly composed of pyrite and arsenopyrite, with minor chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and rutile.

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Central Ashanti Gold Project Mining Technology Mining

Central Ashanti gold mine is loed approximately 57km southwest of Obuasi and 195km northwest of Ghana''s capital Accra. Formerly known as the Ayanfuri gold project, the mine produced in excess of 300,000oz of gold between 1994 and 2001. It is owned by Central Ashanti Gold Limited, a wholly

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Gold in Arsenopyrite Mineral Processing & Metallurgy

As case study for the processing of an ore with a refractory component of visible and invisible Gold associated in and with Arsenopyrite had a gold content in the feed ranged from about 1.0 g/tonne to about 8.7 g/tonne depending on lithology. There was some difficulty in measuring the feed gold content due to the presence of coarse gold in the composites.

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Constraints on the genesis of gold mineralization at the

Constraints on the genesis of gold mineralization at the Homestake Gold Deposit, Black Hills, South Dakota that granite magmatism was a protracted event, persisting until at least ca. 1,690 Ma. Keywords Re–Os.Arsenopyrite.Pyrrhotite.Gold. Homestake.Black Hills.Harney Peak granite Introduction Measuring absolute geologic time is critical

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Geology of Ghana Wikipedia

Gold plays an important role in the economy of Ghana, with up to 1500 tons of gold produced throughout its history.Ghana has five major types of gold deposits. Native gold in steeply dipping quartz veins in shear zones at the margins of Birimian basins, arsenopyrite in sulfur bodies, disseminated mineralization in basin granitoid rocks and alluvial placer gold in river deposits in gravel are

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Namdini Gold Project, Northern Ghana, West Africa

The mine is estimated to produce approximately four million ounces (Moz) of gold through its life of 14 years. Namdini gold project loion, geology, and mineralization. The Namdini mining license is loed 50km southeast of Bolgatanga in northern Ghana and lies 12km from Cardinal''s Ndongo east prospect.

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Major Mines & Projects Edikan Mine

The Edikan gold deposits occur near the western flank of the Ashanti Greenstone Belt in southwestern Ghana. Mineralisation is hosted by Palaeoproterozoic aged rocks of the Birimian Supergroup. Structurally controlled gold mineralisation occurs in two principal modes: disseminated pyritearsenopyrite mineralisation associated with quartz veining

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Gold remobilisation and formation of high grade ore shoots

The worldclass Obuasi gold deposit, Ghana, has goldrich arsenopyrite spatially associated with quartz veins, which have extremely high, localised concentrations of native gold, contained in microcrack networks within the quartz veins where they are folded.

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Mineral Reconnaissance Programme Report

The concealed granite roof in southwest Cornwall Geochemical and geophysical investigations around Garras Mine, near Truro, Cornwall Molybdenite mineralisation in Precambrian rocks near Lairg, Scotland Investigation of copper mineralisation at Vidlin, Shetland Preliminary mineral reconnaissance of Central Wales

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Gold in Arsenopyrite Mineral Processing & Metallurgy

As case study for the processing of an ore with a refractory component of visible and invisible Gold associated in and with Arsenopyrite had a gold content in the feed ranged from about 1.0 g/tonne to about 8.7 g/tonne depending on lithology. There was some difficulty in measuring the feed gold content due to the presence of coarse gold in the composites.

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Gold remobilisation and formation of high grade ore shoots

The worldclass Obuasi gold deposit, Ghana, has goldrich arsenopyrite spatially associated with quartz veins, which have extremely high, localised concentrations of native gold, contained in microcrack networks within the quartz veins where they are folded.

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Gold: The mineral native Gold information and pictures

Gold in its natural mineral form almost always has traces of silver, and may also contain traces of copper and iron. A Gold nugget is usually 70 to 95 percent gold, and the remainder mostly silver. The color of pure Gold is bright golden yellow, but the greater the silver content, the whiter its color is.

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Geochemistry of hydrothermal gold deposits: A review

Gold mineralization in most shear zones is postpeak metamorphism and involves a multistage alteration event accompanied by gold mineralization through continuous fluid flow over a long period of time. The f(O 2) decrease was the dominant cause of gold precipitation from the fluid containing Au(HS) 2 − in shear zone.

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Relationship between gold and manganese mineralizations in

Relationship between gold and manganese mineralizations in the Birimian of Ghana, West Africa Y. NTIAMOAHAGYAKWA Summary. Studies on the distribution of manganesebearing rocks in the Birimian and their relationship with gold mineralization are still in progress. Both manganese and gold occur as stratabound lenses within volcanosedimentary

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Evidence for Two Stages of Mineralization in West Africa''s

Two economic styles of mineralization occur at Obuasi and contribute equally to the gold budget. These are (1) goldbearing sulfides, dominantly arsenopyrite, mainly disseminated in metasedimentary rocks and (2) native gold hosted in quartz veins that are as much as 25 m wide.

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NAMDINI: Ghana – Cardinal Resources

It is approximately 60km south of the Burkina FasoGhana border and 12 km from Cardinal''s Ndongo East Prospect. Namdini lies within the Nangodi Greenstone Belt, one of a series of southwest – northeast trending granitegreenstone belts which host significant gold mineralization in Ghana

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Arsenopyrite: The mineral Arsenopyrite information and

Mineral almost identical to Arsenopyrite, but contains antimony in place of the arsenic. Its chemical formula is FeSbS. Gudmundite is very similar in physical properties to Arsenopyrite, and is sometimes wrongly classified as a variety of it, when in fact it is scientifically a separate mineral species.

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Late Devonian contact metamorphism and a possible upper

The historic Caledonian goldmine is loed on a fault zone within hornfels facies rocks. There is a complex mineralisation paragenesis in samples obtained from the mine area in which quartz, gold, arsenopyrite, pyrite with minor galena and chalcopyrite formed

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The structural controls of gold mineralisation within the

gold mineralisation, broadly constrained between approximately 2,680 and 2,625 Ma, occurred diachronously in different parts of the EGP however, the major gold mineralisation event for the EGP has been further constrained to approximately 2,640 and 2,630 Ma (Groves et al. 2000), with evidence for an earlier mineralisation episode

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Essakane Gold Mine, Burkina Faso iamgold.com

Arsenopyrite and pyrite occurs within and adjacent to quartz veins are disseminated throughout areas of wallrock alteration. Traces of chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, galena and hematite can occur with the arsenopyrite. Gold occurs as free particles within the veins and also as intergrowths in arsenopyrite on vein margins or in the host rocks.

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Sams Creek, Cobb Valley, Tasman Region, New Zealand

Gold is found in an eastwest granite porphyry dyke, extending discontinuously from the CRA named Barron Flat, just east of Takaka River, to the Western Outcrop and Riordans, near the headwaters of Sams Creek to the west covering about 8 kilometres. Gold is associated with arsenopyritepyritequartzsiderite veins as a stock work.

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Mineralisation at Mount Greenland and Mount Rangitoto

Magmatic mineralising fluids rich in Fe, Pb, Zn, Sb, As, Ag and Au, but poor in Cu, derived from the Kakapotahi Granite, passed upwards along the Mine Creek Fault propylitically altering the Rangitoto Granite adjacent to the fault, and into the mineralised veins. Subeconomic disseminated goldsilver mineralisation accompanied this alteration.

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MP1Geology and Genesis of Gold Mineralization, and

Tectonic settings of goldrich epigenetic mineral deposits. Epithermal veins and goldrich porphyry and skarn deposits, form in the shallow (< 5 km) . parts of both island and continental arcs in compressional through extensional regimes. The epithermal veins, as well as the sedimentary rockhosted type Carlin ores, also are emplaced in shallow

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Geology and Mineralization Characteristics of Khamkeut

± arsenopyritesphalerite gold and is typically quartzsulfide (pyrite sphalerite ± arsenopyrite) ± gold at Nam Pan east. However, at Houay Keh it is characterized by quartzcarbonatebase metal (sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite)gold. At Nam Pan, the gold bearing veins locally contain some breccia clasts and tend to form as single

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Technical Report and Mineral Resource and Reserve Update

Technical Report and Mineral Resource and Reserve Update for the Nzema Gold Mine, Ghana, West Africa Page iii Nzema Mine April 2, 2013 at Aliva and the mineralization in other deposits in this area are nonrefractory. Metallurgical testwork on 76 samples of all material types returned over 90% recovery.

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MINERALISED GOLD ZONE INTERSECTED FROM SURFACE

arsenopyrite are contained within these granitoids. The monzonite granitoid intrusive is considered to have been the "heat engine" which remobilised gold bearing sulphide rich fluids which altered the host rocks and precipitated the gold mineralisation within them.

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The Sams Creek Porphyry Gold Deposit, Northwest Nelson

fractures in arsenopyrite. Gold2 is much coarser (up to 20 µm) and less pure (average 70% and gold mineralisation occurred at a similar time, and is compatible with the folding model Brathwaite, R L and Faure, K, 2004. The Sams Creek peralkaline granite hosted gold deposit, Northwest Nelson, New Zealand – A New Variant on Alkaline

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Arsenopyrite mineral Britannica.com

Arsenopyrite, also called Mispickel, an iron sulfoarsenide mineral (FeAsS), the most common ore of arsenic.It is most commonly found in ore veins that were formed at high temperatures, as at Mapimí, Mex. Butte, Mont. and Tunaberg, Swed. Arsenopyrite forms monoclinic or triclinic crystals with an orthorhombic shape the physical appearance of these crystals is seldom an accurate method for

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A genetic model for a mesothermal Au deposit: evidence

Pyritearsenopyrite and streaky pyritesphaleritegalena assemblages characterise the early and late episodes of the Aubearing stage, respectively. These sulphide minerals sometimes contain Au as inclusions. Gold mineralisation is widely distributed in the Arabo from granodiorite and hornblende granite

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Gold mineralization in Palaeoproterozoic granitoids at

These deposits represent a relatively new style of gold mineralization in the Ghanaian Birimian. The mineralization consists of quartz veins/stockworks and pervasive alteration zones within the granitoids in brittle structures. The ore mineral assemblage is mainly composed of pyrite and arsenopyrite, with minor chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and rutile.

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The Obuasi gold deposit, Ghana: A West African giant

Ghana is the largest producer of gold in West Africa, a region with over 2,500 years of history with regards to gold production and trade. Modern exploration for and mining of gold in Ghana dates

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Evidence for Two Stages of Mineralization in West Africa''s

Two economic styles of mineralization occur at Obuasi and contribute equally to the gold budget. These are (1) goldbearing sulfides, dominantly arsenopyrite, mainly disseminated in metasedimentary rocks and (2) native gold hosted in quartz veins that are as much as 25 m wide.

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Arsenic Pyrite Gold Extraction by Alkaline Leaching Oxidation

Gold mining uncovers more and more hydrothermal deposits in which gold mineralization is associated with sulfides and other compounds of base metals, arsenic, antimony, or tellurium. This type of mineralization frequently makes gold recovery difficult by conventional techniques, such as amalgamation, gravity separation, or direct cyanidation.

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Arsenopyrite Research Papers Academia.edu

Gold remobilisation and formation of high grade ore shoots driven by dissolutionreprecipitation replacement and Ni substitution into auriferous arsenopyrite Both goldrich sulphides and ultrahigh grade native gold oreshoots are common but poorly understood phenomenon in orogenictype mineral systems, partly because fluids in these systems are

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