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The development of numerical forecasting systems of primary sources of gold on the results of placer sampling in the example Vagran placer cluster (North Urals)

A.V. Lalomov, A.A. Bochneva, R.M. Chefranov

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2020.2.67-76

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Based on the results of field research, as well as data from stock reports, two types of placer gold were identified within the Vagran placer cluster, which are indicators of primary mineralization. They are used as benchmarks for developing a digital system for predicting parameters and localizing primary sources of placer gold.

Formalized typomorphic characteristics of placer gold (size, roundness, fineness, sorting and content of impurity elements), combined in multiplicative indicators, make it possible to forecast the composition and localization of the primary mineralization with greater confidence than ordinary parameters separately. The data required for such an assessment do not require additional field and highly qualified laboratory studies, they are contained in standard reports on the heavy minerals testing, and, in contrast to the characteristics of individual indicator types of placer gold, they give more stable results.

The study of the correlation system allowed to identify characteristic indicators for the primary mineralization of gold-sulfide-quartz and hypogenic-hypergenic types, and to give recommendations for conducting prospecting and exploration in order to identify the primary gold content of the cluster. The proposed method of creating forecast estimates allows to computerize the process of determining the prospects for primary mineralization of territories.
 

placer deposits, strategic metals, modeling, forecast, multiplicative indicators

 

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Alexander V. Lalomov
Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
35, Staromonetny st., Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation
Tel: +7(499)2308427, e-mail: lalomov@mail.ru

Anna A. Bochneva
Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
35, Staromonetny st., Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation

Roman M. Chefranov
Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
35, Staromonetny st., Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation

 

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Lalomov A.V., Bochneva A.A., Chefranov R.M. (2020). The development of numerical forecasting systems of primary sources of gold on the results of placer sampling in the example Vagran placer cluster (North Urals). Georesursy = Georesources, 22(2), pp. 67-76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2020.2.67-76