Muntean et al. (2007) are thanked for their long-anticipated discussion of our reinterpretation of the Pueblo Viejo high-sulfidation epithermal gold-silver deposit as a product of Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary rather than Early Cretaceous magmatism. The reinterpretation is based on evidence that the gold-silver mineralization post- rather than predated deposition of the thick, regionally extensive Hatillo Limestone (Sillitoe et al., 2006). Their discussion tries to diminish the significance of our new, district-wide observations, reiterates the limited evidence from the Pueblo Viejo mine, and presents a previously unpublished U-Pb zircon age (regrettably, without the supporting analytical data) and its interpretation. Here,...

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