Ag-Au-S SYSTEM.

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Abstract

Study of the Ag-Au-S system shows that all ternary sulfides lie on or close to the Ag//2S-Au//2S join. At temperatures below 310 degree C a eutectoid exists between the compounds Ag//2S and Ag//3AuS//2; another may exist between Ag//3AuS//2 and AgAuS. Several natural assemblages in the Ag-Au-S system can be interpreted in terms of disequilibrium cooling. Due to rapid inversion rates only the low-temperature phases in the system are likely to be found in nature, and the ternary phases only in environments with unusually high sulfur concentrations and high gold to silver ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-316
Number of pages14
JournalEconomic Geology
Volume75
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Ag-Au-S SYSTEM. / Barton, Mark D.

In: Economic Geology, Vol. 75, No. 2, 03.1980, p. 303-316.

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Barton, MD 1980, 'Ag-Au-S SYSTEM.', Economic Geology, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 303-316.
Barton MD. Ag-Au-S SYSTEM. Economic Geology. 1980 Mar;75(2):303-316.
Barton, Mark D. / Ag-Au-S SYSTEM. In: Economic Geology. 1980 ; Vol. 75, No. 2. pp. 303-316.
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