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Carlin-type gold deposits in Nevada account for ~5% of worldwide annual gold production, typically about ~135 metric tons (t) (~4.5 Moz) per year. They are hydrothermal epigenetic replacement bodies hosted predominantly in carbonate-bearing sedimentary rocks. They are known for their “invisible” gold that occurs in the crystal structure of pyrite. Over 95% of the production from these deposits is from four clusters of deposits, which include the Carlin trend and the Cortez, Getchell, and Jerritt Canyon camps. Despite differences in the local geologic settings, the characteristics of the deposits are very similar in the four clusters. Shared characteristics include:...

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