Metallization characteristics and gold ore controlling factors in the south region of Tra Nu - Phuoc Thanh, Quang Nam Province

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    Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Received: 15th-Dec-2023
  • Revised: 4th-Mar-2024
  • Accepted: 22nd-Mar-2024
  • Online: 1st-Apr-2024
Pages: 56 - 65
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The gold mineralization in the southern region of Tra Nu-Phuoc Thanh was initially discovered and assessed by the Central Geological Division. However, mineralization characteristics and ore-controlling factors in the Tra Nu-Phuoc Thanh area remain inadequately understood. To assess the gold mineralization potential in this research area, this study conducts a comprehensive synthesis of prior research findings, complemented by the analysis of an additional 50 thin sections, 100 thick sections, SEM scanning electron microscopy, and 10 ICP-MS samples. The research results reveal the presence of gold deposits within the study area, including native gold and electrum. The identified gold-bearing minerals in the deposits encompass quartz, pyrite, galena, sphalerite, pyrrhotite, and goethite. The ore formations predominantly exhibit disseminated, vein, and breccia structures, along with granular, semi-granular, spherical, and solid inclusions. It has been ascertained that the gold ore in the study area belongs to the gold-quartz-sulfur formation and can be categorized into two types: gold-quartz-pyrite ore and polymetallic gold-quartz-sulfur ore. The ore is primarily situated within ancient metamorphic sedimentary rocks of the Kham Duc formation and young granitoid rocks of the Ba Na complex. Typically, the gold ore body occurs in a single-vessel form, with less common branched, vascular zone, and infiltrative vascular forms. All gold ore bodies are aligned along the fault systems, primarily oriented in the northeast-southwest direction. These sub-meridian fault systems serve as conduits for hydrothermal solutions carrying gold ore in the study area.

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Le, T.Thi 2024. Metallization characteristics and gold ore controlling factors in the south region of Tra Nu - Phuoc Thanh, Quang Nam Province. Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences. 65, 2 (Apr, 2024), 56-65. DOI:

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