Hydrogenic concentration of gold in alluvial placers of the Egor'evsk area (Salair)

E. M. Dutova, M. B. Bukaty, A. I. Nevol'ko, D. S. Pokrovsky, S. L. Shvartsev

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Based on results of studying the geochemistry and gold distribution of groundwaters in the Egor'evsk gold-bearing area, a mechanism of gold mobilization, migration, and accumulation in mountain-forest landscape is proposed. Gold mass transfer is part of an ore-generating process running in a water-rock system. Hydrogenic concentration of gold in placers is equally determined by physicochemical processes of secondary mineral formation and hydrodynamic conditions. The amounts of accumulated gold depend on the gold-producing capacity and volumes of waters involved in the mineral formation and on the duration of this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-376
Number of pages13
JournalGeologiya i Geofizika
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Deposition
  • Form of migration
  • Geochemistry
  • Gold
  • Groundwaters
  • Mobilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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