What is it about?
Gold-associated pathfinder minerals have been investigated by identifying host minerals of Au for samples collected from an artisanal mining site near a potential gold mine (Kubi Gold Project) in Dunkwa-On-Offin in the central region of Ghana.
Why is it important?
We find that for each composition of Au powder (impure) and the residual black hematite/magnetite sand that remains after gold panning, there is a unique set of associated diverse indicator minerals.
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This page is a summary of: Characterization and identification of Au pathfinder minerals from an artisanal mine site using X-ray diffraction, Journal of Materials Science, January 2021, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-020-05681-5.
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