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Brucejack, sour milk and bonanza gold veins

Taking clues from coagulated milk, researchers solve the paradox of ultrahigh-grade gold veins that should not exist North of 60 Mining News – May 28, 2021

The formation of bonanza-grade gold veins like those running through the ore at Pretium Resources Inc.'s Brucejack Mine in Northern British Columbia, Canada has long baffled scientists. Given the time it would take the mineralizing fluids carrying minute concentrations of gold to form the thick veins of the precious metal, they simply should not exist. Yet, these seemingly impossible ultrahigh-gra...

 

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