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Russian Geology and Geophysics

2007 year, number 12


Yu.G. Safonov, V.V. Popov, A.V. Volkov, T.M. Zlobina, I.V. Chaplygin
Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences,
35 Staromonetny per., Moscow, Russia 119017
Keywords: Metallogeny; gold; deposits; geologic-genetic types; geodynamic regimes; geotectonic settings; activity; specialization
Pages: 977-991


Siberian geologists in general and Academician V.A. Kuznetsov in particular made a considerable contribution to metallogeny. To follow them, we consider regularities of location and formation of gold deposits. Analysis of topical problems of gold metallogeny reflects general problems of state-of-the-art metallogeny. The analysis is based on concepts of geologic-genetic types of gold deposits and metallogenic specialization of geodynamic-geotectonic regimes and settings. The types of endogenic-polygenic gold ore and gold-bearing deposits restricted to certain settings - among which, in addition to traditional ones, intracratonic basins have been established - are characterized by depressions and heterochronous areas of rift and plume tectonomagmatic activity.