Sigmoidal tectonic margins in the Western Pacific producing GOLD

Combinations of subduction, accretion and extension along the evolving western Pacific margin (Eastern Gondwana) aided the formation of numerous gold deposits during the Phanerozoic. Active magmatism is recycling and concentrating elements as we speak with great examples of juvenile gold deposits forming in New Zealand’s geothermal zones.

Global mineral deposit data available on-line through the USGS.

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