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Gold in meteorites and in the earth's crust

January 1, 1994

The reported gold contents of meteorites range from 0.0003 to 8.74 parts per million. Gold is siderophilic, and the greatest amounts in meteorites are in the iron phases.

Estimates ,of the gold content of the earth's crust are in the range of 0.001 to 0.006 parts per million.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1968
Title Gold in meteorites and in the earth's crust
DOI 10.3133/cir603
Authors Robert Sprague Jones
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 603
Index ID cir603
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse