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Geology and Exploration History of the Palmarejo Silver and Gold district, Chihuahua, México

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Donald J. Birak
Donald J. Birak
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Michael Maslowski
Michael Maslowski
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Cástulo Molina
Cástulo Molina
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Antonio Melchor
Antonio Melchor
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Héctor Figueroa
Héctor Figueroa
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Published:
January 01, 2010

Abstract

The silver and gold deposits of the world-class Palmarejo district are typical intermediate sulfidation-style epithermal precious metal occurrences hosted in Cretaceous- to Tertiary-age volcanic and intrusive rocks, of the Lower Volcanic Complex (LVC), and now host one of the newest and largest silver and gold producers in Mexico. The district, along with a surface and underground mine and new 6,000 tpd ore processing facility, is owned and operated by Coeur dâ∈™Alene Mines Corporation through its wholly owned subsidiary, Coeur Mexicana S.A. de C.V. Palmarejo is located in the southwest portion of the State of Chihuahua in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO) epithermal belt (Fig. 1).

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook

Northern Sierra Madre Occidental Gold-Silver Mines, Mexico

Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
42
ISBN electronic:
9781934969953
Publication date:
January 01, 2010

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