Characteristics of Lode Development and Structural Interpretation for the High Au Contents within the Fault Gouge Zones in Jinsan Au Mine, Chungcheongnam-do
충남 금산 진산금광산의 광맥 발달특성과 단층점토에 농집된 고품위 금함량에 대한 구조지질학적 해석

Dongbok Shin, Sehyeon Gwon, Young-Seog Kim
2015 Economic and Environmental Geology  
Jinsan gold deposit is a hydrothermal vein type deposit consisting of several fissure filling quartz veins developed within the Changri Formation of the Ogcheon Supergroup in Geumsan, Chungnam. This study is to provide an efficient exploration and development strategies based on the characteristics of the geology, geological structure, core logging, and ore vein occurrence and grade for the four pits (New pit, Main pit, Yanghapan pit and Teugho pit). Quartz veins are mostly developed with the
more » ... rike of N10°-25°W and N5°-20°E, and the thickness is in the range of 0.1~0.5 m, sometimes extending to over 1m. Although the quartz veins commonly form massive shape, they sometimes show zonal structure, comb structure as well as brecciated texture. Major ore minerals are pyrite and chalcopyrite, and pyrrhotite, sphalerite, galena, marcasite, electrum and chalcocite are also accompanied as minor phases. Gray and milky white quartz veins, which are occasionally crosscut by calcite vein, also include fluorite. Ore evaluations for the 22 samples revealed that the samples from the pits generally have very low Au contents, lower than 1 g/t, but some clay samples of drilled core show very high Au concentrations, up to 141 g/t, indicating that Au content is much higher within fault gouges rather than within fresh quartz veins. This may represent that gold might have been reworked and reprecipitated by hydrothermal fluids in association with reactivation of the faults, and thus suggest that ore occurrence in this deposit is very complex and irregular and therefore more precise and systematic exploration is required.
doi:10.9719/eeg.2015.48.2.103 fatcat:vnvgccw26rcrddgly3l7vcnkau