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Open-File Report 03-077
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Low-Sulfide Quartz Gold Deposit Model

By Lawrence J. Drew


Low-sulfur quartz gold deposits are distributed worldwide and are a principal source of the world's gold. This report details the characteristics, dispositional mechanisms, fluid sources, mineralogy, regional alteration, and tectonic controls of this type of deposit.

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This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity to U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards and stratigraphic nomenclature. Any use of trade, product, or firm names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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For questions about the scientific content of this report, contact Lawrence J. Drew.

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