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Geology and Geophysical Expression of the Yamagano Low-Sulfidation Epithermal Au-Ag Deposit, Southwest Kyushu, Japan

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Hiroyasu Murakami
Hiroyasu Murakami
Metal Mining Agency of Japan, Tokiwa Bldg., 1-24-14, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
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Craig A. Feebrey
Craig A. Feebrey
Metal Mining Agency of Japan, Tokiwa Bldg., 1-24-14, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
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Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

The Yamagano deposit represents the third-largest known gold deposit in the Hokusatsu region of southern Kyushu. Its total historical gold production is 28.4 tonne (t) (Society of Resources and Material, 1989), which places it sixth in terms of gold-producing mines in Japan. Gold mineralization in Japan is dominated by low-sulfidation epithermal deposits of which the Yamagano deposit is typical, and like all other deposits of this style (with the exception of Hishikari) it has ceased production.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Epithermal Gold Mineralization and Modern Analogues, Kyushu, Japan

Craig A. Feebrey
Craig A. Feebrey
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Toshihiko Hayashi
Toshihiko Hayashi
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Sachihiro Taguchi
Sachihiro Taguchi
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
34
ISBN electronic:
9781934969878
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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