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Geochemical studies of the epithermal deposits at Goldfield, Nevada

Wilson, H. D. B. (1944) Geochemical studies of the epithermal deposits at Goldfield, Nevada. Economic Geology, 39 (1). pp. 37-55. ISSN 1554-0774. doi:10.2113/gsecongeo.39.1.37.

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Approximately fifty samples of vein material and wallrock from the ore deposits of Goldfield, Nevada, were quantitatively analyzed by means of the spectrograph to determine whether the quantitative distribution of certain elements would give some clue to the loci of mineralization. It has been established that three elements, bismuth, silver and tin, are genetically associated with gold values in the deeper veins. These elements are determinable even in very low grade vein material.The quantitative variation of some elements in the wallrock gives hope of determining the distance of a given wallrock sample from a vein.Vertical zoning at Goldfield is evident with respect to tin, less definite for bismuth and probably present among several of the accompanying elements.

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Additional Information:© 1944 Society of Economic Geologists, Inc. I wish to thank Dr. H. J. Fraser, California Institute of Technology, for his supervision and many helpful suggestions. Mr. H. P. Kervin, Goldfield Operators, aided the field work, obtained permission to sample certain mines and placed his intimate knowledge of the district at the writer's disposal. Dr. M. F. Hasler of the Applied Research Laboratories, Los Angeles, suggested the spectroscopic technique and gave freely of his time in discussing analytical problems.
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Official Citation:Harry David Bruce Wilson; Geochemical studies of the epithermal deposits at Goldfield, Nevada. Economic Geology 1944; 39 (1): 37–55. doi:
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