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By Robert W. Boyle

GOLD: heritage and Genesis of Deposits is the made from an attempt through the Society of financial Geologists to post fabrics that would extend knowl­ aspect touching on well timed, particular issues very important to the research of monetary geology and to fiscal geologists. A quantity on gold was once chosen for a normal review-type booklet a result of value of the gold mining within the Nineteen Eighties. The officials and council of the Society of financial Geologists licensed the coaching of this ebook on gold in 1981, and Dr. Robert W. Boyle used to be chosen as its writer. Dr. Boyle has large event within the research of gold deposits. He has a world acceptance and a huge curiosity and realizing of the gold mining undefined, the starting place of gold deposits, and the background of gold as a steel and ore from prehistoric instances to contemporary. Dr. Boyle makes use of very important courses on gold deposits as resource fabrics to rfile some of the pathways of geological proposal through the years to introduce the reader to trendy recommendations. The booklet features a wealth of data bearing on gold.

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The Au/ Ag ratio of the ores is variable depending upon the district and often upon the deposit. The deposits have a widespread distribution throughout the world in rocks ranging in age from Precambrian (Archean) to Tertiary. Examples in Canadl! include the Precambrian (Archean) deposits in the Kirkland Lake and Little Long Lac-Sturgeon River districts of Ontario and in the Jurassic volcanics of the Rossland gold-copper camp in the West Kootenay district of British Columbia. Elsewhere, gold is won from deposits of this type in Alaska at the Alaska Juneau mine (Mesozoic); Grass Valley and Nevada City auriferous districts, California (Mesozoic); and the Central City district, Colorado (Tertiary).

D. 628) ascribes its discovery to Mercury (Roman god of merchandise and merchants), the son of Jupiter, or to Pisus, king of Italy, who, quitting his own country, went into Egypt. Similar legends and myths concerning the initial discovery of gold are extant in the ancient literature of the Hindus (the Vedas) as well as in that of the ancient Chinese and other peoples. In actual fact the discovery of the element we call gold is lost in antiquity. , Egypt and India (Kolar» that eluvial deposits, auriferous gossans, and the nearsurface parts of friable (oxidized) veins were mined.

8:42-46. , 1961. Egypt of the Pharaohs, Oxford Clarendon Press, 461p. , and C. O. Bannister, 1927. , London, 214p. , 1974. Atlas of Ancient Archaeology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 272p. Healy, J. R, 1978. Mining and Metallurgy in the Greek and Roman World, Thames & Hudson, London, 316p. Healy, 1. R, 1985. The processing of gold ores in the ancient world, Canadian Inst. Min. Metall. Bull. 78 (874):84-88. James, T. G. , 1972. Gold technology in Ancient Egypt, Gold Bulletin 5 (2):38-42. , 1960. , Canada Nat!.

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