The mineralogy of gold mineralization of the Ajmal Mine, Kechau Tui, Pahang Darul Makmur


Author : Wan Fuad Wan HassanPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 54Page : 59-62Year : 2008


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 54, November 2008, pp. 59 - 62

 

The mineralogy of gold mineralization of the Ajmal Mine, Kechau Tui, Pahang Darul Makmur

Wan Fuad Wan Hassan

Program Geologi, Pusat Sains Sekitaran dan Sumber Alam, Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

E-mail address: wafutu@ukm.my

 

Abstract— The former Ajmal Mine, presently a limestone quarry, shows gold mineralization in its quartz veins. The veins are steeply dipping to the west, are fault related and may occur singly or in multiple as parallel veins in shear zones. The gold bearing veins are sulphide-poor. In some veins gold mineralization is associated with tetrahedrite. Galena-rich patches, carrying almost nothing else, may also be found in the gold bearing quartz veins but it is a late mineral. Texturally gold is fine-grained and is found in the quartz and in the tertrahedrite. Wall-rock alteration is hardly visible and the only type associated is silicification. From the mineralogy and wall-rock alteration it is likely that deposition occurred at a low temperature at a distance from the source of the mineralization.

Keywords: gold mineralization, mineralogy, Ajmal Mine, EPMA, tetrahedrite