Late Cenozoic geologic history and placer-gold distribution, Nome nearshore area, Alaska

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The spatial distribution of particulate gold in sediments blanketing the Nome nearshore area, Alaska, is the product of diverse late Cenozoic glacial, marine, fluvial, and deformational processes. Analysis of the extent of amino acid diagenesis in fossil molluscan shells from 51 boreholes drilled in this area in 1967 demonstrates that the upper 20 m of the offshore deposits have been pervasively reworked. Below 20 m, sediments accumulated more continuously in a marine environment and contain minor amounts of particulate gold. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-71
Number of pages23
JournalMaine Mining
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991


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