Exploration for the Carlin-type Gold Deposits and Its Potential to Korea

칼린형 금광상 탐사와 국내 적용성 연구

  • Park Maeng-Eon (Department of Environmental Geosciences, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Sung Kyu-Youl (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University) ;
  • Baek Seung-Gyun (Department of Environmental Geosciences, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Kim Pil-Geun (Department of Environmental Geosciences, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Kang Heung-Suk (Korea Resources Corporation) ;
  • Moon Young-Hwan (Korea Resources Corporation)
  • 박맹언 (부경대학교 환경지질과학과) ;
  • 성규열 (고려대학교 지구환경과학과) ;
  • 백승균 (부경대학교 환경지질과학과) ;
  • 김필근 (부경대학교 환경지질과학과) ;
  • 강흥석 (대한광업진흥공사) ;
  • 문영환 (대한광업진흥공사)
  • Published : 2005.08.01

Abstract

Abstract Based onthe characteristics of Carlin-type gold deposit in Nevada district, a potential in Korea is evaluated to the Yemi area where is structurally controlled by folds and trust fault. The fault of high angles are combined with a more permeable rocks such as the Yemi breccia and laminated silty limestone. The pattern of enrichment factors for Tl, Sb, As, Ag, Pb, Zn, Cu, Mo and W of limestones in the southern area are geochemically similar with those reported from the Carlin-type Bold deposit. Moreover, the oxygen and carbon isotopes show a hydrothermal alteration is widely developed in this area. According to the result of geophysical interpretation, stable isotope, alteration mineralogy, geochemical study, and geological structure, this mineralized zone may be extended to the M direction, so a detailed systematic exploration is required to identify this alteration zone.

Keywords

Carlin-type gold deposit;alteration zone;enrichment factor;carbon and oxygen isotope;Yemi area

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