Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences


Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Melchiorre, Erik B.

Second Advisor

Smith, Alan

Third Advisor

Fryxell, Joan E.


In this study the geochemistry and distribution of placer and lode gold deposits of the northern Dome Rock Mountains near Quartzsite, Arizona wre studied. The primary objectives of this study were to geochemically classify the placer and lode gold deposits of the Quartzsite Mining District, Arizona. Additional objectives were to determine estimates of the economic value and quantity of production of placer and lode gold deposits. Addressing the economic geology of placer gold deposits, the ultimate goal for this geochemical study is to determine the source(s) of the placer gold and determining the economic potential.

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