The Behavior of Gold in the Lateritic Alterosphere



Man has been searching for Au at the surface of the earth for more than 6ooo years, and has used it as a symbolic, social and economic reference. Since the beginning of this century, many studies have dealt with the geology of primary Au deposits of hydrothermal origin, and with secondary Au deposits which result from sedimentary, mainly alluvial processes. During the last decade, research has focused on the weathering of Au protores which generates the so-called lateritic Au in tropical climatic zones.


Gold Deposit Geochemical Exploration Chemical Mobility Equatorial Forest Lateritic Profile 
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