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The supergene gold deposits occurring in the lateritic regolith of the Yilgarn block, Western Australia, are examples of a distinctive type of mineralization. The deposits are mostly small (<1.5 million metric tons) and of low grade (1.5-5.0 g/metric ton) but can be exploited because of the relative ease of mining and treatment. The lateritic gold deposits are more or less flat-lying zones contiguous with the ferruginous horizon and underlying mottled zone of the weathering profile. They contain residual, Ag-bearing, primary gold as fine-grained particles and rare nuggets, and Ag-poor secondary gold, commonly as very fine grained particles but with...

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