Peter J. Haeussler, Dwight Bradley, Richard Goldfarb, Lawrence Snee, Cliff Taylor; Link between ridge subduction and gold mineralization in southern Alaska. Geology ; 23 (11): 995–998. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1995)023<0995:LBRSAG>2.3.CO;2
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40Ar/39Ar geochronology reveals that turbidite-hosted gold deposits in the southern Alaska accretionary prism are the same age as nearby near-trench plutons. These early Tertiary plutons and gold lodes formed above a slab window during subduction of an oceanic spreading center. Ridge subduction is a previously unrecognized tectonic process for the generation of lode gold.