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Geospatial analysis delineates lode gold prospectivity in Alaska

May 18, 2022

Comprehensive, data-driven geographic information system analyses utilize publicly available lithologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral occurrence datasets to delineate gold resource potential in Alaska. These prospectivity analyses successfully identify areas containing known lode gold occurrences, expand areas of high prospectivity around known occurrences, improve the precision of delineation of areas of high prospectivity for lode gold deposit types, and determine new areas that may have potential for gold deposits. These analyses indicate prospectivity in areas where exposure is good and in areas where exposure is poor, which provide useful guidance for land-use decisions and exploration strategies.

Publication Year 2022
Title Geospatial analysis delineates lode gold prospectivity in Alaska
DOI 10.3133/fs20223008
Authors Susan M. Karl, Douglas C. Kreiner, George N. D. Case, Keith A. Labay
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2022-3008
Index ID fs20223008
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center