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Antimony-bearing orpiment, Carlin gold deposit, Nevada

January 1, 1973

Orpiment, As2S3, containing up to 1.5 percent antimony has been recognized in carbonaceous arsenic-rich gold ores in the unoxidized East ore body of the Carlin gold deposit. Associated hydrothermal minerals include realgar (AsS) and quartz. Stibnite, commonly associated with realgar in the ores, has not been observed associated with this type of orpiment.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1973
Title Antimony-bearing orpiment, Carlin gold deposit, Nevada
DOI
Authors Arthur S. Radtke, Charles M. Taylor, Chris Heropoulos
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Series Number
Index ID 70159796
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization