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The 3.05 Ga U-Pb dating of uraninite grains in Dominion and Witwatersrand conglomerates has established that they were older than the onset of Witwatersrand sedimentation at 2.97 Ga. and therefore that they are detrital in origin. A precise Re-Os isochron age of 2.99 Ga obtained for rounded pyrite grains associated with the uraninite indicates that the pyrite is also detrital. Evidence of detrital forms in the gold has confirmed its placer origin prior to modification during metamorphism. Furthermore, rhenium-depletion ages ranging from 3.5 to 2.9 Ga for Witwatersrand gold support numerous other lines of evidence that have been used in...

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