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Epithermal Gold 2005
Epithermal Gold Deposits of the Western Pacific
From 27 March to 8 April, 2005
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Selected West Pacific Epithermal Gold Deposits

Overview
  • The Tour - Geological Summaries of the deposits and regions to be visited.
  • Epithermal gold for explorationists; Corbett G - 2002, in AIG Journal, Paper 2002-1, pp 1-26.

Kyushu - Japan *

  • Quaternary gold mineralization and its geologic environments in Kyushu, Japan; Izawa E and Urashima Y - 2001 in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v. 34 pp 1-9.
  • Overview of epithermal gold mineralization in Kyushu, Japan; Izawa E and Watanabe K - 2001, in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v. 34 pp 11-15.
  • Kuju Iwo-yama Fumarole; Taguchi S, Watanabe K and Komatsu M - 2001, in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v. 34 pp 161-165.
  • Otake-Hatchobaru Geothermal Field; Taguchi S - 2001, in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v. 34 pp 173-177.
  • Overview of Geological and Geophysical Features of Aso Volcano; Watanabe K and Taguchi S - 2001, in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v. 34 pp 153-157.
  • Case history of the discovery of the Hishikari gold deposit, Japan; Nakayama K - 1995, in Mauk J L and St George J D (Eds), Exploring the Rim, Proceedings of the PACRIM ‘95 Cong., Auckland, New Zealand, 19-22 November 1995, AusIMM, Melbourne, Publication series, pp 429-434.
  • The Hishikari gold deposit: High-grade epithermal veins in Quaternary volcanics of southern Kyushu, Japan; Eiji Izawwa, Yukitoshi Urashima, Keno Ibaraki, Ryoichi Suzuki, Takeo Yokoyama, Kiyoshi Kawasaki, Akito Koga, Sachihiro Taguchiu - 1990, Jour. of Geochem. Explor., v36, pp 1-56.
  • Hishikari gold mineralization: A case study of the Hosen no. 1 vein hosted by basement Shimanto sedimentary rocks, southern Kyushu, Japan; Izawa E, Etho J, Honda M, Motomura Y and Sekine R - 2001 in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v. 34 pp 21-30.
  • Geology, geochemistry and origin of high sulfidation Cu-Au mineralization in the Nansatsu district, Japan; Hedenquist J W, Matsuhisa Y, Izawa E, White N C, Giggenbach W F and Aoki M - 1994, in Economic Geology, v. 89 pp 1-30.
  • Geology and gold exploration in the Nansatsu district, southern Kyushu, Japan; Hayashi T - 2001, in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v 34, pp 127-132.
  • Geology of Sakurajima Volcano, Southern Kyushu, Japan; Kobayashi T - 2001, in Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v 34, pp 141-146.
Golden Triangle - China
  • Geology and geochemistry of Carlin-type gold deposits in China; Hu Rui-Zhong, Su Wen Chao, Bi Xian-Wu, Tu Guang-Zhi and Hofstra A H - 2002, in Mineralium Deposita, v. 37 pp 378-392.
  • The Golden Triangle of southeast China: Another Carlin Trend ?; Wilde A R - 2003, in SEG Newsletter, Society of Economic Geologists, Denver, No. 55, Oct, 2003 pp 1, 9-12.
Sepon - Laos
  • Geological setting and characteristics of the Au and Cu deposits in the Sepon Mineral District, Lao PDR; Cromie P W, Manini A J and Zaw K - 2004, in Muhling J et al., - SEG 2004, Predictive Mineral Discovery Under Cover, Extended Abstracts, Centre for Global Metallogeny, The University of Western Australia, Publication No. 33, p 411.
  • Supergene enrichment of the Khanong copper resource, Sepon Project, Lao PDR; Loader S E, - 1999, in Pacrim 99, International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining Around the Pacific Rim, Proc. Pacrim 99 Conference, Bali, Indonesia, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 263-270.
Chatree - Thailand
  • Geology of the Chatree epithermal gold deposit, Thailand; Diemar M G and Diemar V A – 1999, in Pacrim 99, International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining Around the Pacific Rim, Proc. Pacrim 99 Conference, Bali, Indonesia, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 227-231.
Kelian - Indonesia
  • Characteristics, timing and formation of diatreme breccias and the Kelian gold deposit, East Kalimantan, Indonesia; Davies A G S, Cooke D R and Gemmell J B – 1999, in Pacrim 99, International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining Around the Pacific Rim, Proc. Pacrim 99 Conference, Bali, Indonesia, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 81-90.
Martabe - Indonesia *
  • The Martabe gold discovery: A high sulphidation epithermal gold-silver deposit, North Sumatra, Indonesia; Sutopo B, Jones M L and Levet B K, - 2003, in Proc. NewGenGold 2003 Conference, Louthen Media, Perth, Australia, pp 147-158. pp 517-525.
  • The Purnama gold deposit in the Martabe District of North Sumatra, Indonesia; Levet B K, Jones M L and Sutopo B - 2003, SMEDG-AIG Symposium, Friday 10 October, 2003, Asian Update on Mineral Exploration and Development - Put a Tiger in Your Tenement, http://www.smedg.org.au/Tiger/Purnama.htm, 8p.
Pongkor - Indonesia
  • Pongkor (west Java, Indonesia): a Pliocene supergene-enriched epithermal Au-Ag-(Mn) deposit; Milesi J P, Marcoux E, Sitorus T, Simandjuntak M, Leroy J, Bailly L, - 1998, Mineralium Deposita, v. 34, pp 131-149.
Gosawong - Indonesia
  • Geology of the Gosowong Epithermal Gold Deposit, Halmahera, Indonesia; Olberg, D J, Rayner, J, Langmead, R Pand Coote, J A R – 1999, in Pacrim 99, International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining Around the Pacific Rim, Proc. Pacrim 99 Conference, Bali, Indonesia, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 179-185.
  • Discovery of the Toguraci epithermal Au-Ag deposits, Gosawong Goldfield, Halmahera Island, east Indonesia; Richards T H and Basuki Dwi Priyono M D - 2004 in Hi Tech and World Competitive Mineral Success Stories Around the Pacific Rim, Proc. Pacrim 2004 Conference, Adelaide, 19-22 September, 2004, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 359-366.
Lepanto-Far Southeast - Philippines
  • Evolution of an intrusion-centered hydrothermal system: Far Southeast-Lepanto porphyry and epithermal Cu-Au deposits, Philippines;   Hedenquist J W, Arribas A Jr, Reynolds T J, - 1998,   in   Econ. Geol., v 93, pp 373-404.
Lihir - Papua New Guinea *
  • A Review of the Kapit orebody, Lihir Island Group, Papua New Guinea; Kidd R P and Robinson J R, - 2004, in Hi Tech and World Competitive Mineral Success Stories Around the Pacific Rim, Proc. Pacrim 2004 Conference, Adelaide, 19-22 September, 2004, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 323-331.
  • Factors Contributing to the Formation of the Giant Ladolam Gold Deposit, Lihir Island, PNG; Carman G D - 2002, in Conference Proceedings, AusIMM Conference 2002, Auckland, New Zealand, 1-4 September, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 185-189.
Hidden Valley - Papua New Guinea *
  • Hidden Valley Gold-Silver deposit; Nelson R W, Bartram J A and Christie M H -1990, in Hughes F E (Ed.), 1990, Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia & Papua New Guinea, The AusIMM, Melbourne, Monograph 14, v. 2, pp 1773-1776.
Wafi & Golpu - Papua New Guinea *
  • Wafi copper-gold deposit; Tau-Loi D, Andrew R L, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Ed.s), 1998 Geology of Australian & Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, AusIMM, Melbourne, Mono 22, pp 827-832.
  • Wafi River Gold deposit; Funnell F R, - 1990 – in Hughes F E ,(Ed.), -1990, Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia & Papua New Guinea, The AusIMM, Melbourne, Monograph 14, v. 2, pp 1731-1733.
Porgera - Papua New Guinea
  • The Porgera gold mine, Papua New Guinea: magmatic hydrothermal to epithermal evolution of an alkalic type precious metal deposit; Richards J P, Kerrich R – 1993, Economic Geology, v. 88, pp 1017-1052.
  • New mineralisation and alteration styles at the Porgera gold deposit, Papua New Guinea; Ronacher E, Richards J P and Johnston M D, - 1999, in Pacrim 99, International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining Around the Pacific Rim, Proc. Pacrim 99 Conference, Bali, Indonesia, AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 91-94.
Pajingo - Australia *
  • Vera North and Nancy gold deposits, Pajingo; Richards D R, Elliott G J and Jones B H – 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds.), Geology of Australian & Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, Monograph 22, pp 685-690.
  • The discovery and evaluation of the Vera-Nancy deposit, North Queensland; Evans R C and Jones B H - 1997, in World Gold ‘97 Conference, Singapore, 1-3 September 1997 AusIMM Publication, Melbourne, Ser. no. 2/97, pp 233-237.
  • Pajingo gold deposits; Porter R R G - 1990, in Hughes F E (Ed.), 1990, Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia & Papua New Guinea, The AusIMM, Melbourne, Monograph 14, v. 2, pp 1483-1487.
Mt Leyshon - Australia
  • The Mount Leyshon Gold Mine (NE Queensland), an intrusive breccia and igneous complex; Wormald P J, Orr T H and Hodkinson I P –1993, in Geol Soc. Aust., Qld Div., Field Excursion Guidebook, Charters Towers, 12-14 June, 1993, pp 61-74
  • Mount Leyshon Gold deposit; Paull P L, Hodkinson I P, Morrison G W, Teale G S - 1990, in Hughes F E (Ed.), Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia & Papua New Guinea, The AusIMM, Melbourne, Monograph 14, v. 2, pp 1471-1481.
Cracow - Australia
  • The Cracow gold project, Cracow, Queensland, a discovery case history; Creenaune P, Braund K and McLeod R – 2003, in NewGenGold 2003, Conference Proceedings, Perth WA, Louthean Media, Perth, pp 159-170.
Waihi District - New Zealand
  • The Waihi epithermal gold-silver-base metal sulfide-quartz vein system, New Zealand: Temperature and salinity controls on electrum and sulfide deposition; Brathwaite R L and Faure K - 2002, Economic Geology, v. 97, pp 269-290.
  • Hydrothermal alteration and hydrological evolution of the Golden Cross epithermal Au-Ag deposit, New Zealand; Simpson M P, Mauk J L and Simmons S F - 2001, Economic Geology, v. 96, pp 773-796.
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