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Title: Determination of Background and Threshold for Gold on the Bomburi Concession, NorthWestern Ghana.
Authors: Owusu, E. A.
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 22 Nos 1,2 & 3 2002. pp 50-58
Abstract: During the course of a mineral exploration programme by Ashanti-AGEM Alliance on the Bomburi Concession, northwest Ghana, about 2234 soil geochemical reconnaissance results for gold only were obtained as part of a multimedia sampling survey over defined stream anomalies. The results were based upon the minus 120-micron fraction by fire assay/AAS. In an attempt to establish the background and threshold of gold distribution on the concession, the soil results were grouped based on lithology into Cape Coast Granites (GI), Dixcove granites (G2) and Quartz-mica schist (QS) areas and statistical analysis performed. The determined statistical parameters of gold for the three different lithologies and the total dataset (TD) (i.e.. a combination of Gl, G2 and QS) were similar being positively skewed and multi-modal. The relative cumulative frequency curves for the four datasets also have similar characteristics of many bends representing possibly, several populations. The background levels for Gl, G2, QS and TD were determined to be 22, 30. 25 and 18 ppb, respectively. The estimated threshold for Gl. G2, QS and TD were 25. 45. 35 and 36 ppb, respectively. In view of the fact that the statistical parameters were similar, geological contacts were conjectural and that such contacts could be potential sources of gold mineralisation, a background and threshold of 18 and 25 ppb, respectively were established for the Bomburi Concession.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 22 Nos 1,2 & 3 2002. pp 50-58
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5080
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