|Map of Argentina. The provinces in the far west of the country are most apt to contain gold|
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Gold Occurrences in the Argentine
Although an ocean separates them Argentina has a neighbor the country of South Africa that although they were split apart with the opening of the
Ocean during the Cretaceous millions of years ago they share much
in common. Forty percent of all the gold
that has ever been mined comes from the Witwatersrand in South
Africa that leaves the question are like gold deposits to be found in the rocks
of Argentina. The very name of the
country is derived from the Latin word for silver “argent” hence Argentina.
has the level of gold production raised in recent years with the production of
gold having peaked in the other countries.
These points out the fact that unlike the others Argentina’s
gold fields are from being mature is respect to their development cycles. Argentina’s
wealth of buried gold is yet to see any meaningful development translating into
a booming domestic gold industry with a pronounced growth curve.
is the second largest country in South America that is
1,580 kilometers from east to west and 3,460 kilometers from north to
south. To its west it borders Chile
along the crest of the Andes. The country has well over thirty volcanoes
that also follow the Andes which have supplied the heat engines necessary to
forming deposits of gold dissolved in their hydrothermal waters.
The presence of placer gold in the rivers and streams draining the eastern slopes of the
are known to contain
large amounts of placer gold. Some of
the deposits that have been found are supposed to exceed 1 million ounces of
gold. Some of this gold is pristine
crystals giving weight that gold nuggets are caused by gold fixing
bacteria. Much of this crystalline gold
is as high in content as >98% pure gold, some of the purest in the world. Andes
Lode gold is often associated with arsenopyrite and copper sulfides the normal byproducts of hard-rock gold. Another element often associated with the gold from
is mercury that may explain why the placer gold has such a high percentage of
gold because the mercury left over from past mining operations has dissolved
the residual silver. There are lode
deposits the length of Argentina
in the spine of the .