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Clay Alteration and Age of Sediment-Hosted Disseminated Gold Deposits in the Fold and Thrust Belt, Utah

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W. T. Parry
W. T. Parry
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Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 and
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Paula N. Wilson
Paula N. Wilson
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Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 and
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Ricardo Presnell
Ricardo Presnell
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Kennecott Exploration, 2000 West International Airport Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99502
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Published:
January 01, 1997

Abstract

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.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Carlin-Type Gold Deposits Field Conference

Peter Vikre
Peter Vikre
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Tommy B. Thompson
Tommy B. Thompson
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Keith Bettles
Keith Bettles
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Odin Christensen
Odin Christensen
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
28
ISBN electronic:
9781934969816
Publication date:
January 01, 1997

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