Newsflash - 19 January, 2006

Cold, Gold Giants in Waiting

One of the world’s ongoing exploration romances has been the fabled but enigmatic Sukhoi Log gold deposit in Siberia, probably containing more than 50 million ounces. Although alluvial gold was known in the 19th century, the main deposit was blind and fine-grained and remained undiscovered until the 1960s. Few westerners have managed to visit the deposit and little has been published, although detailed geochemical research is currently underway in AMIRA project P923 (Controls on the formation and sulfide trace element signatures of sediment-hosted gold deposits). The deposit remains undeveloped.

Learn more about the deposit and other major eastern Russian deposits such as Nezhdaninskoye and Natalka (to be added soon) by subscribing to Data Metallogenica today (click here for information).

In addition, extensive new data galleries have also been loaded for the 25 million ounce Donlin Creek gold deposit in Alaska, which is currently being explored by Placer Dome and Nova Gold.

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