Clay Alteration and Age of Sediment-Hosted Disseminated Gold Deposits in the Fold and Thrust Belt, Utah
W. T. Parry, Paula N. Wilson, Ricardo Presnell, 1997. "Clay Alteration and Age of Sediment-Hosted Disseminated Gold Deposits in the Fold and Thrust Belt, Utah", Carlin-Type Gold Deposits Field Conference, Peter Vikre, Tommy B. Thompson, Keith Bettles, Odin Christensen, Ron Parratt
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Sediment-hosted, disseminated gold deposits in the Mercur district and Bameys Canyon in the Bingham district are infolded and thrust-faulted Paleozoic sediments of the Oquirrh Mountains, Utah. Folding and thrust faulting occurred in a Jurassic event and the Cretaceous Sevier Orogeny (Armstrong, 1968; Almendinger and Jordan, 1981; Almendinger et al.,1984; Snoke and Miller, 1988). The Oquirrh Mountain range is allocthonous and is underlain by the east-vergent Oquirrh thrust (Presnell, 1992; Presnell and Parry, 1995) not te Charleston thrust. Mercur is located . in the southern Oquirrh Mountains dominated by a series of northwest trending anticline-syncline pairs. Barneys Canyon and Bingham are in the central Oquirrh mountains where structural complexity results from the east -vergent thrust belt interacting with the Uinta arch.