Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018, Page: 17-22
Metallogenic Series of Gold Deposits in the Cariboo Gold Mining District, British Columbia, Canada
Jian Zhao Yin, Silvercorp Metals Inc., Vancouver, Canada
Received: Nov. 24, 2017;       Accepted: Dec. 4, 2017;       Published: Jan. 11, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.20180701.14      View  1611      Downloads  43
Abstract
The Cariboo gold mining district is located in central British Columbia, Canada. Recorded gold production from the area totals more than 3.87 million ounces, including an estimated 2.64 million ounces from placer mining from 101 creeks and 1.23 million ounces from lode mining. The district consists of two dominant metallogenic series of gold deposits: quartz vein and pyrite replacement styles. The quartz vein series includes strike vein, diagonal vein, orthogonal vein, and quartz veinlets, while the pyrite replacement includes replacement in limestone and that in calcareous clastic rock.
Keywords
Cariboo Gold Mining District, Metallogenic Series, Pyrite Replacement, Quartz Vein, Barkerville Terrane, Omineca Belt, Canadian Cordillera, Quesnel Highland
To cite this article
Jian Zhao Yin, Metallogenic Series of Gold Deposits in the Cariboo Gold Mining District, British Columbia, Canada, Earth Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018, pp. 17-22. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.20180701.14
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