Porphyry, epithermal, and orogenic gold prospectivity of Argentina

Ford, A., Hagemann, S.G., Fogliata, A.S., Miller, J.M., Mol, A., and Doyle, P.J. (2015) Porphyry, epithermal, and orogenic gold prospectivity of Argentina. Ore Geology Reviews, 71. pp. 655-672.

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Abstract

This paper presents a review of the available information on the significant porphyry, epithermal, and orogenic gold districts in Argentina, including the tectonic, geological, and structural settings of large deposits or deposits that have been exploited in the past. Based on this review of the geology and mineralization, targeting models are developed for epithermal and orogenic gold systems, in order to produce GIS-based prospectivity models. Using publically available digital geoscience data, weights of evidence and fuzzy logic prospectivity maps were generated for epithermal and orogenic gold mineralization in Argentina. The results of the prospectivity mapping highlight existing gold deposits within known mineralized districts throughout Argentina, as well as other highly prospective areas with no known deposits within these districts. Additionally, areas within Argentina that have no known gold mineralization (based on publically available information) were highlighted as being highly prospective based on the models used.

Item ID: 40019
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-7360
Keywords: Argentina; gold; prospectivity mapping
Funders: Troy Resources
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 00:24
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040307 Ore Deposit Petrology @ 25%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040312 Structural Geology @ 25%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0499 Other Earth Sciences > 049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8401 Mineral Exploration > 840105 Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration @ 100%
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